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


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 ….

Working Together in Research Workshop - 19th June 2024
16th May 2024

The Working Together in Research programme was funded through the ICS Research Engagement Network (REN) development programme of NHS England. In South Yorkshire the programme was co-delivered by two voluntary sector organisations - these are DiverseCity Development Trust and South Yorkshire Community Foundation; with support from the South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and partners.

You are invited to attend a Working Together in Research workshop: developing a research strategy for the voluntary and community sector in South Yorkshire.

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.

Mental Health Awareness week
13th May 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 will take place from 13th to 19th May. The theme for 2024 is Movement: Moving more for mental health.

EMRI Reverse Mentoring Scheme Mentor Opportunity
9th May 2024

Would you like to be a Mentor? Are you.... passionate about making a real difference with health and care research? keen to try to reduce health inequalities? willing to share your lived experience with a researcher?

We are looking for people from ethnic minority backgrounds to be Mentors to researchers in our forthcoming Reverse Mentoring Scheme

Drug and Alcohol Training from RMBC
3rd May 2024

ASCW Training Calendar from RMBC

Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV)
25th April 2024

Do you have any volunteer roles for private businesses?

We are looking for projects that need some support. Do you have a room that needs redecorating, or a garden that needs a spruce up? We are contacted regularly by businesses who are looking to support local groups either through volunteering, or providing their expertise. This is usually part of their corporate social responsibility commitments

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