Welcome

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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Knit to Nurture – Rayleigh

Our Knit to Nurture Group are 10.30am-12.30pm at The Elim ...
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RRAVS Community Directory

The RRAVS Community Directory gives information about the services and ...
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New Steps Bereavement Friendship Group

New Steps – Bereavement Friendship Group Meet Wednesdays 12:30pm – ...
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Hockley Social Group

Starting Thursday 10 March 2022 A suggested donation of £2 ...

Click below to watch the The Castle Point and Rochford Health & Wellbeing Board video about the RRAVS Hockley Social Group.

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