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

Hockley Friendship Group

Starting Thursday 10 March 2022 A suggested donation of £2 ...
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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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Knit to Nurture Rayleigh has restarted!

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

Latest News

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National Waste Crime Survey

The Environment Agency is conducting a National Waste Crime Survey ...
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RRAVS Funding Update & Covid-19 Information

This page includes the most recent RRAVS Funding Update, if ...
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COVID-19 vaccinations among people with severe mental illness

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has placed ...
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Rochford District Council’s Asset Delivery Programme.

Plans for Rochford District Council’s regeneration programme are coming together.  Before ...
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Live Longer Better: ‘COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery

The first National Live Longer Better Event was held mid-January ...
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LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline 020 7704 2040 – Monday to Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm

LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline 020 7704 2040 HateCrime@galop.org.uk Monday to ...
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Covid-19 vaccine communication pack

A communication pack has been produced to support you in ...
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The Pulse – Active Essex News

The latest edition of The Pulse form Active Essex is ...
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Care Cars service

If you are unable to use public transport the Care ...
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Essex Family Support – Volunteers required

We are looking for volunteers within our Essex Family Support ...
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Keep Essex Kids Active

Launching in line with Children’s Mental Health Week, 1st-7th February, ...
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Mid & south Essex Kickstart Scheme

The opportunity has arisen to apply for funding to recruit ...
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Music for Dementia

It is anticipated that there will be 1.14m people living ...
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Covid-19 fast testing centre open in Rayleigh

A new fast testing centre has opened in Rayleigh for ...
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Discover Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) training programme

A message from Jason Fergus, Head of Active Essex and ...
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Grants available to help Essex residents self-isolate

Essex County Council is providing extra funding to city, districts ...
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Older People’s Mental Health & Dementia Newsletter – COVID-19 Vaccination Issue

Given the current circumstances around COVID-19 in the UK and ...
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Covid 19 Vaccine information pack (easy read)

Information about the Covid-19 vaccine in easy read format produced ...
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Essex Police Hate Crime Information Leaflet – DOWNLOAD

Download updated version of the Essex Police Hate Crime Information ...
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Wyvern Community Transport – UPDATE

During lockdown Wyvern CT have been busy distributing food across ...

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