How We Can Help You

We support and champion Rothers voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to make positive change, challenge issues and grow new ideas to strengthen communities.

Development

We support new and existing voluntary & community groups and social enterprise organisations with training programmes, guidance about legal structures, governance issues, policies and procedures and identifying potential funding sources and develop funding bids.

RVA is a community led organisation, we can help you to develop an idea, or to expand an existing one. You will help us identify local needs that reduce health inequalities and contribute to community wellbeing

Support

RVA will support you throughout the process by listening, guiding and offering practical support. You will have access to quality free training and development opportunities.

Collaboration

Our networks and contacts will be available to you so that we can work together to achieve your goals, we will signpost you whenever it is necessary and share resources with you. We also bring organisations together to discuss and challenge local issues through our events and voluntary sector forums.

Influence

RVA Represent the sector at strategic board level to ensure the sector’s voice is heard:

We Champion the sector by promoting what you do best – making a difference for individuals and their communities. You will be able to influence local policies, plans and practices. As we share this need with our partners in health and social care. They will share updates with us that we will pass on to you.

General Infrastructure

Funding

We can help you to access funding through organisations like Sussex Community Foundation, Awards for All and through the Newsletter Funding News. We use our experience to assist you with bid writing.

Training

There is a training timetable which is responsive to your needs. We are currently undertaking a training survey, so that we know what you need. Do let us know if you would like to contribute.

Resources

We can offer you support with Human Resources; mediation; making sense of Policies;Recruiting, supervising and supporting your volunteers.