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Open Arms Summer events
12th July 2024

As part of our offer at Open Arms over the summer we have arranged for some free family activities to take place at non-library venues during part of the session.

Community Achievement Awards 2024
12th July 2024

Do you know a volunteer, local project or charity that deserves some recognition for the work that they do? The nominations are now opened for the Community Achievement Award 2024, this is your chance to recognise and celebrate community groups, organisations and volunteers.

A New Digital Inclusion Service is launching in Rotherham
8th July 2024

This August, Citizens Advice Rotherham & District is launching a digital inclusion project which is part of a wider programme in South Yorkshire. The project's aim is to respond to the many and evolving societal challenges associated with fast paced digital transformations and increasing expectations to manage a life online without limits.

Cost of living pressures, ageing population, increase in online services, fast paced digital transformations. These are just some of the issues instigating our programme and why Digital Exclusion commands our collective action.

Digitally excluded residents in Rotherham could be missing out on vital access to information, opportunities, essential services, meaningful social connections and the ability to engage positively within their communities.

BRiC Grant Funding
1st July 2024

We are really pleased to announce the second round of funding for Building Recovery in Communities (BRiC). This fund supports activities for people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs in Rotherham. We also fund support for the partners, families and friends of those affected by addiction, within the network of the Rotherham Recovery Community.

Rotherham Show Expressions of Interest
28th June 2024

We are now taking expressions of interest from any of our members who would like to join us across the weekend. This is a free opportunity, and we will be allocating spaces based on what works best with the theme for each of the days.

Application for Funding to support work around Type 2 Diabetes
14th June 2024

£5000 Boost to support community organisations to create awareness around T2 Day
We currently have an opportunity for voluntary/community organisations in Rotherham to apply for funding to support work around Early Onset Type 2 Diabetes in the Young 18-39. Applications are open until Friday 12th July. For more information, please see the application form attached.

Hope The Hedgehog Tours Rotherham
13th June 2024

Introducing Hope The Hedgehog: A giant environmental puppet created by Artful Make It Happen and Andrew Kim of Thingumajig Theatre.

Artful proudly announces the launch of Hope The Hedgehog, an interactive puppet walkabout which is the latest addition to Artful’s array of creative endeavours.

Frith Youth Groups
13th June 2024

We have recently set up some new groups for children aged 7 – 18 (Up to 25 for SEND)!

These sessions are open to all children - we are here to offer support and provide safe place for them to socialise with their peers. Throughout all our sessions there will be staff on hand who can provide specialist support to children and young people around confidence-building, healthy relationships, domestic abuse, exploitation, and general well-being. Come along and see what we are doing!

Mental Health Zine 2 - Call out for Artist - VAR
11th June 2024

We are looking for Expressions of Interest from Rotherham based artists who would like to have their work featured on the front cover of our zine. We are looking for a piece of art that really captures its essence and correlates with this years’ theme of death, loss and grief.

Long Term Plan for Towns
29th May 2024

In good news, Rotherham town centre has been selected to receive significant investment over a ten-year period from the Long-Term Plan for Towns initiative.
As ever, VAR are committed to making sure the voices of local people and the VCS organisations that support them are represented in this plan. Alongside front-line VCS groups, we have joined the Town Deal Board to help shape this plan, but the first step is gathering your thoughts, so we would kindly ask you to take a few moments to share your views ….

FREE Training on the Menopause for VCSE sector
15th May 2024

Do you have a member of staff or volunteer who would benefit from training about the menopause, or would like to become a Menopause Champion for you organisation?

Call for information - ESOL & Digital Training Delivery
13th May 2024

ESOL & Digital Training

In an effort to support people within the Borough and to make sure that we can signpost to the most appropriate VCS group, it would be really useful to know what training is being delivered in Rotherham.

VAR News

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