Voluntary Groups in the district receive over £23,000 of funding from the council.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Rochford District Council has provided over £23,000 in funding to support local voluntary sector groups as part of its voluntary sector grants scheme.
The money will help 10 organisations which benefit the local community in a variety of different ways, including the provision of activities for young people, older people, carers and those with disabilities.
Rayleigh, Rochford and District Association for Voluntary Service (RRAVS) have been allocated £15,000 to support the local voluntary and community sector.
The full list of small grant recipients is below:
Active Christian Trust - The Megacentre, Rayleigh. £1000
4th Rochford Scout Group £1000
1st Hawkwell Scout Group £1000
SCAFT                                                                        £1000
Christchurch URC - Rayleigh £980
Wyvern Community Transport £1000
Bar and Bus                                                                 £1000
Carers First                                                                  £1000 
Kaos Youth Club £1000
Rochford District Council’s Assistant Director for Community Services, Louisa Moss said; “We are very happy that despite budget pressures we have still managed to allocate and provide funding to assist these organisations to run their services which support our residents.
“Volunteering is and continues to be a vital part of what keeps our community strong and ensure Rochford District residents remain healthy, safe and confident about their future.
“Volunteers make an enormous contribution to the district and we hope the funding will assist these groups with key-projects which may have been difficult to get up and running if it was not for the voluntary sector grant funding. This funding will benefit all of our residents who use voluntary group services across the district as well as will improve local facilities and benefit some of our most vulnerable residents.”
Victoria Marzouki, Partnership & Development Manager for RRAVS says: “RRAVS are grateful for the support from Rochford District Council which enables us to support local groups and residents who need it the most.  Volunteering in the community is important to us as not only does it make a difference to people’s lives but also enables the people in the community to learn and develop new skills. If you would like more information, please contact us on 01268 772796.”
For further information please contact Kelly Redston, Strategic Partnership Officer at Rochford District Council, on 01702 318061 or e-mail Kelly.redston@rochford.gov.uk