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Multi-million pound campus opens in ...

The Vale Community Campus, Pewsey’s new leisure centre opened at 7am yesterday morning (28 November).   The public were invited to tour the centre and see the new facilities on offer.   The redeveloped centre includes a state-of-the-art fitness suite, a new four-lane 25m swimming pool with family-friendly village ...more

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Your starting point for grant fundin...

Every community group needs funding to deliver its local activities.  This can come from subscriptions, donations, membership fees, sponsorship, trading, fundraising and grants. Grants are a key source of funding and are available from a range of sources.  Funders are keen to support local community groups providing ...more

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Men’s Shed

Men’s Shed

“One million people aged over 65 are often or always lonely.” – AgeUK A shed is a place where people come together to learn and share DIY skills and carry out repairs and build things for the community such as benches, bird hides, nest boxes, etc. In a nutshell: A Men’s Shed provides a communal place of skills sharing, informal learning, of individual pursuits & community projects, of purpose, achievement & social ...more

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Community Transport

Information on community transport in Wiltshire http://www.wiltshirecommunitytransport.org.uk/ Wiltshire Link Schemes are local voluntary groups offering a low level support to local people who are in need either because they are elderly, lonely, disabled, single parents or perhaps are temporarily in need because of illness http://www.wiltshirelink.org.uk/     more

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Insurance for community activities, ...

Information and advice to help groups decide whether they need public liability insurance for events and  community group including buildings and public liability insurance. http://www.resourcecentre.org.uk/information/public-liability/ http://www.parishinsurance.co.uk/charity-not-for-profit-insurance https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/385166/CC49_LowInk.pdf https://vr.volresource.org.uk/services/insurance/ more

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DBS checks

DBS checks

Information on using the DBS service http://www.resourcecentre.org.uk/information/disclosure-and-barring-service-dbs/ Link to downloadable booklet for disclosure application process https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disclosure-application-process-for-volunteers Overview of DBS process https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview more

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Recruiting and managing volunteers

Volunteer recruitment Guidance on writing volunteer descriptions and everything you need to know about recruiting https://knowhownonprofit.org/people/volunteers/recruiting/writing Information on involving volunteers in a project http://www.valonline.org.uk/introduction-involving-volunteers Managing volunteers: Downloadable ...more

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Where to find volunteers

Website for volunteering opportunities https://do-it.org/ How to go about recruiting volunteers for your organisation. – what you need to do before you recruit and the process you need to go through to find the best volunteers for your organisation. https://knowhownonprofit.org/people/volunteers/recruiting Downloadable ...more

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How to set up a community group

Community Foundation – links for   information and advice for voluntary and community groups https://wiltshirecf.org.uk/support-and-advice-for-groups RunAClub is a cloud-based, easy to use, administration system for people who run community clubs and groups. It has all the essential support you need to set up and manage ...more

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