RRAVS’ vision is of a strong voluntary sector which is at the heart of a vibrant and caring Rochford District where people are able to fulfil their potential through voluntary and community action.

rravs logo imageThe Rochford district includes the towns and villages of Rayleigh, Hockley, Ashingdon, Great Wakering, Canewdon, Hawkwell, Rochford, Barling, Fambridge, Paglesham, Rawreth, Sutton, Foulness and Hullbridge.

RRAVS works to promote, support and represent the interests of all voluntary and community groups in the Rochford District. This is achieved through provision of the grants and funding that is available, promoting group activities and events to the wider community, providing subsidised or free training to upskill staff and volunteers, publishing volunteer opportunities and supporting volunteer recruitment and representing the views of the voluntary sector with strategic bodies and local government. We are  also developing our RRAVS Community Directory which provides useful contact information for a wide range of local services provided by our member groups and the wider community.

RRAVS Projects

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New Steps Bereavement Friendship Group

New Steps – Bereavement Friendship Group This is a friendly ...
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RRAVS Community Directory

The RRAVS Community Directory gives information about the services and ...
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The Gadget Group – Laptop, Tablet & Phone Help and Advice

Laptop, Tablet & Phone Help and Advice 2021 Are you ...
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Knit to Nurture Rayleigh has restarted!

Our Knit to Nurture Group will be restarted on Thursday ...

Latest News

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Rayleigh Town Council Awards

Rayleigh Town Council invite you to nominate individuals or a ...
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Essex Fostering launches a new campaign

This month Essex Fostering have launched a new campaign to ...
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Castle Point & Rochford Health and Wellbeing Board launches new strategy

Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-2025 – Executive Summary This is ...
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Community Safety & Engagement Officer (CSEO) – Newsletter Update

Warren Lamb is the Community Safety & Engagement Officer (CSEO) ...
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Important information from your local NHS

Help is on hand if you are feeling under the ...
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Important information regarding COVID-19 booster

Who can get a booster vaccine? From Wednesday 15 December, ...
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Essex Library Services Winter Reading Challenge

The animals of Snowy Wood need to help Fraser the ...
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Essex Youth Service Plan B Traineeship

Do you know a young person between 16-24 who needs ...
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New Vaccine Hub for Essex as Booster campaign goes into overdrive

New Vaccine Hub for Essex as Booster campaign goes into ...
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Rochford District Community Safety Partnership consultation launched

Rochford District Community Safety Partnership consultation launched The Rochford District ...

COVID booster session for people with learning disabilities

Please see the invitation below to a COVID booster session ...
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Essex Activity Awards winners crowned!

From the Active Essex website An incredible evening was had ...
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EFSS Winter Scene Competition

Its competition time! The Essex Family Support Team have put ...
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Everyone’s library service 2022-2026 plan

Essex County Council (ECC) has published its draft vision for ...
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Health and Wellbeing consultation

The new Castle Point and Rochford Health and Wellbeing Strategy, ...
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Digital resources for carers

Tailored digital resources created to support unpaid carers are being ...
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Asset Based Community Development webinar

Active Essex LDP would like to invite you to join ...

The Queen’s Green Canopy and the Essex Forest Initiative

On 17 May, The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative was ...
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NHS – Here for you

We know life is stressful right now. We are here ...
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New non-emergency patient transport service

What is the non-emergency patient transport service? Non-emergency patient transport ...

RRAVS | Rayleigh and Rochford District Association for Voluntary Service

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