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CCPFA Free Volunteer Training program

admin September 7, 2016 Training Volunteering No Comments

The Cornwall County Playing Fields Association (CCPFA) have secured a funding bid to deliver training to all their members and volunteers. Membership to the CCPFA is free to committees of playing fields, playgrounds, green spaces & sports pitches. The training program aims at...

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Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening 16th & 17th April

Cornwall Carers Service is delighted to announce that Tregothnan has chosen them to be the beneficiaries of the UK’s largest Charity Garden Opening. Open for one weekend on the 16th & 17th April 2016, visitors can experience Tregothnan’s unequalled diversity of trees, rare...

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Take 2 – Mid Cornwall halls networking event a great success

On October 19th village hall and community centre volunteers met at Penwithick Community Hall to discuss funding opportunities, consultation, monitoring and evaluation. The evening started with a pasty supper and free time for chatting and networking. Halls saw 2 speakers talk about...

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New Dates for Trustee Induction Workshops

Vital Venues are pleased to announce 2 workshops in October on inducting Trustee’s. The workshop provides volunteers with an overview of all the important management responsibilities encountered when running a community building.  Comprehensive resources covering the aspects of...

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Charity regulator launches updated essential guidance for trustees

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities, has published the new version of its guidance ‘The essential trustee’, the key guidance for all charity trustees in England and Wales. The guidance explains what the regulator expects of trustees and outlines their...

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Mid-Cornwall Community Halls Evening

Mid Cornwall Community Halls Evening Come along to Treverbyn Community Hall  Wednesday 22nd July 6.30pm – 8.30pm   A chance to meet with other people managing village halls, community centres and other community buildings in the mid-Cornwall area.   6.30pm Introduction and...

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Cinema For All

Cinema for All SWG, previously known as the South West Group of the British Federation of Film Societies, represents and supports over 70 Film Societies and Community Cinemas in the region. It is organised by a small team of volunteers who have experience in running their own venues...

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Courts to recognise good intentions of volunteers and small businesses

Volunteers, community groups and ‘good deed doers’ have been given legal reassurance that courts will take account of the fact they have been acting to help society if something goes wrong and they end up having to defend themselves against being sued. New measures in the...

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Safeguarding adults – Human Rights: Human Lives

Nikki George February 11, 2015 News Opportunities Training Volunteering No Comments

The next free Safeguarding Adult workshops takes place on 18th February in Newquay. Human Rights: Human Lives provides individuals (paid or voluntary), within Cornwall based community organisations, the opportunity to increase knowledge and understanding of how to Safeguard Vulnerable...

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Vital Venues funded training for hall committees

Vital Venues is pleased to announce ‘Trustee Induction’ and ‘Business Planning’ workshops funded by Awards for All to support volunteers who manage village halls, community centres and other community buildings.     The Trustee Induction Workshop...

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Vital Venues Secures funding to provide new workshops

Vital Venues Secures funding to provide new workshops Thanks to support from the Big Lottery, Vital Venues is planning a series of fully funded workshop sessions across Cornwall in early 2015. The workshops are free for community building managers to attend. Previous workshop sessions...

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Funding success for new Community Café in Treverbyn

Life just gets busier and busier in Treverbyn and Stenalees. Treverbyn Together who with the help of lots of volunteers from their local community are currently busily painting and decorating their recently extended hall ahead of its reopening have also been successful in securing...

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Power of Volunteering

New research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development  demonstrates the profound effect volunteering can have and has identified 10 key skills volunteering can help to develop including: Greater Confidence Increased awareness of local community Enhanced coaching and...

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Showing How Vital Our Venues Are

admin October 7, 2014 Consultation News Volunteering No Comments

     A new survey of village halls has highlighted the crucial work carried out by community centre volunteers in the region. Released by the Action with Communities in Rural England (Acre) report has used information provided by committees across the country to paint a picture of...

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Cornish Community Hall Could Win £3000

Treverbyn Community Hall, a Stenalees based charity, is one of four charities in the area to be selected for a Lloyds Bank Community Award. Earlier this year, over 7,000 community groups across England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands were nominated to the...

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National survey paints portrait of village hall life

admin September 19, 2014 News Volunteering No Comments

England’s 10,000 village halls rely on more than 12 million hours of volunteering each year to deliver their vital role at the heart of rural communities, a new survey has revealed. The survey, by leading rural network ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), showed volunteers...

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

admin August 5, 2014 Opportunities Volunteering No Comments

Do you have a volunteer who deserves special recognition?       Overview The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. Who is eligible Any group of 2 or more people doing volunteering work can be nominated for the...

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Need Volunteers – Say Thank you

This year is the 30th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week and it’s time to celebrate! Last year was hugely successful thanks to all of you who took part and we want to make this year bigger than ever! To recognise the 30th anniversary we are using the number 30 as a hook and theme for the...

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National Village Halls survey 2013/14

Deadline Extended… ACRE (Action for Communities in Rural England) are gathering information from village halls and other rural community buildings to help raise the profile of community buildings and their volunteers. ACRE have compiled a short, online survey for hall management...

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Do you need new Trustees for your hall?

Come to this event organised by West Cornwall Halls Network to hear suggestions from Volunteer Cornwall about how to attract new volunteers onto your committee.

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Make your venue the centre of attention

Source FM is the community radio station for Falmouth, Penryn and all the surrounding villages. They want to hear from local people such as volunteers who run community buildings or other community groups, within this catchment area, who are helping individuals affected by rural...

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Cornwall Celebrates Volunteering 2013

admin August 22, 2013 Volunteering No Comments

Volunteer Cornwall are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 Cornwall Celebrates Volunteering Awards.  Nominations are now being accepted which anyone can make for any volunteer in Cornwall.  Nominations close on Friday 13th September and the awards will be presented by Col Edward...

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Cornwall Celebrates Volunteering 2013 | Volunteer Cornwall

Volunteer Cornwall are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 Cornwall Celebrates Volunteering Awards. From 1st June, they will be accepting nominations which anyone can make for any volunteer in Cornwall. Nominations close on Friday 13th September and the awards will be presented...

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Effective Trustee recruitment

admin November 30, 2012 Advice and guidance Volunteering No Comments

The recruitment, selection and subsequent induction of one or more new trustees into a charity can strongly influence how effective the charity is in the future. Where all works well, it can lead to a balanced and effective trustee board and a well governed and effective charity....

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