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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South East Essex Mental Health Partnership Forum

Georgina Beadon and Simone Longley invite you to join them ...
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Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service

Please see the attached update from ECFWS regarding service provision ...
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Yellow Door Services

Yellow Door are a local independent charity offering Information, Advice, ...
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Active Essex – Keep Essex Active At Home

Activities continue to run on the Keep Essex Active YouTube ...
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Contacting Citizens Advice

There are a number of other ways people can continue ...
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Care technology – helping the vulnerable during Covid-19

In partnership with RETHINK Partners and Alcove the Essex Wellbeing ...
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British Red Cross – Tackling loneliness

Activities and information to help people learn new skills, build ...
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Trust Links will be continuing with services through second lockdown!

Trust Links is pleased to let everyone know that we ...
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Rochford District residents honour fallen servicemen and women

Rochford District Council is placing their soldier silhouettes at three ...
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New Specialist Counselling Service for Young People

A Specialist Counselling Service for Children and Young People has ...
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Holy Trinity Church – Project 640

The Church Council has, for more than five years, been ...
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Job opportunities with Active Essex

Active Essex have two job opportunities, please share with your ...

Remembrance Sunday 8 November 2020

This year sadly there will be no Parade, Outdoor Service ...

Supporting Money, Debt and Mental Health during and after COVID-19 – Webinar

There is a Public Health England webinar taking place on ...
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Active Essex Activity Heroes Campaign

Active Essex Activity Heroes Campaign is an online celebration which ...
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Essex Coronavirus Update with Dr Mike Gogarty – 29th October 2020 – VIDEO

Here’s the latest Coronavirus update for Essex with Dr Mike ...
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Talking Together – Your call can bring hope to lonely adults

Communities all over Essex are feeling the effect of loneliness ...
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Essex County Council Lockdown Survey

Have you used any of our services since the start ...
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Have your say on the Budget Survey!

Residents and businesses have the opportunity to tell Rochford District ...
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Join the Essex Policy Independent Advisory Group (IAG)

An opportunity has arisen for members of the public to ...

RRAVS | Rayleigh and Rochford District Association for Voluntary Service

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