Welcome

RRAVS is updating this website regularly to provide the latest Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak information for the Rochford district.

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 fulfill their potential through voluntary and community action. The 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


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Advice during Coronavirus epidemic

Advice during Coronavirus epidemic

Support with applying for benefits including Universal Credit is available from the Help to Claim service by telephone, webchat and email. ...
Essex Youth online services

Essex Youth online services

Online Activities for young people aged 13-19 years, or up to 25 with additional needs (some activities for younger people where stated). ...
Good Grief Southend

Good Grief Southend

Good Grief Southend is a group for people who would like to share their experience of loss or bereavement with others who are in a similar ...
South East Essex Bereavement Support Directory

South East Essex Bereavement Support Directory

A directory compiled so that information on local groups offering bereavement services can be accessed easily. ...
The Essex Resilience Forum – Preparing for Emergencies in Essex

The Essex Resilience Forum – Preparing for Emergencies in Essex

The Essex Resilience Forum Strategic Coordinating Group (SCG) was put into action to provide coordination and alignment for member services in Essex.   ...
Working with Trans Gender Young People – Guidance

Working with Trans Gender Young People – Guidance

This guidance contains information on key points for staff working with trans young people and will promote awareness of equality and diversity in the Youth Service. ...
Active Essex – Helping you keep active and stay well

Active Essex – Helping you keep active and stay well

Active Essex is one of 43 Active Partnerships across England, working with community partners to increase participation in sport and physical activity across Greater Essex. They ...
Shaping future Emotional and Mental Health Services across south east Essex.

Shaping future Emotional and Mental Health Services across south east Essex.

Are you a young person under 25 and interested in helping shape emotional and mental health support services in South east Essex? We want to know ...
Lord-Lieutenant of Essex thanks volunteers

Lord-Lieutenant of Essex thanks volunteers

Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, sends a message of support for the county’s volunteers during these difficult times. ...
Volunteers at the heart of a great project!

Volunteers at the heart of a great project!

Cllr Julie Gooding shares some inspiring news about the Rochford PPE project. I would like to highlight a great project which has been ongoing throughout the ...

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