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

Help to Find Work and Training

Whether you have just been made redundant, been furloughed, lost ...
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Working with Trans Gender Young People – Guidance

This guidance contains information on key points for staff working ...
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Essex Youth online services

Online Activities for young people aged 13-19 years, or up ...

Advice during Coronavirus epidemic

Support with applying for benefits including Universal Credit is available ...

Good Grief Southend

Good Grief Southend is a group for people who would ...

South East Essex Bereavement Support Directory

A directory compiled so that information on local groups offering ...

The Essex Resilience Forum – Preparing for Emergencies in Essex

The Essex Resilience Forum Strategic Coordinating Group (SCG) was put ...
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Active Essex – Helping you keep active and stay well

Active Essex is one of 43 Active Partnerships across England, ...
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Shaping future Emotional and Mental Health Services across south east Essex.

Are you a young person under 25 and interested in ...
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Lord-Lieutenant of Essex thanks volunteers

Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, sends a message of ...

The Heatwave Plan for England & additional actions due to Covid-19

The Heatwave Plan for England remains unchanged for summer 2020. ...

Volunteers at the heart of a great project!

Cllr Julie Gooding shares some inspiring news about the Rochford ...

COVID 19 – Collecting the views of our communities

Have you recently had experience of using local NHS services? ...

The NHS is here for you – cancer referrals (video)

Cancer specialists from across mid and south Essex reassure patients ...

The 3030 Essex Movement

This year we want you to MOVE for 30 minutes ...
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Help us celebrate the District’s Unsung Heroes #RochfordDistrictUnites

Rochford District Council want to highlight the ‘Good Samaritans’ from ...

Charity Shop Reopening Checklist

This document should be read in conjunction with UK Government ...

Funding Latest

Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund – Department of Health & ...
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Food Banks and Food Support

Holiday Hunger Development – Potential for foodbanks to provide additional ...

Coping With Covid

Do you need help managing stress and emotional difficulties relating ...

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