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VAS information digest

22nd April 2016

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NHS Citizen

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NHS Citizen is a national programme to give the public a say on healthcare matters and influence NHS England decision making.

The NHS Citizen Assembly is a meeting to bring citizens and the board of NHS England together to collaborate on 5 citizen-generated issues that can influence the strategic priorities of the NHS. These meetings occur twice a year and are a key part of the NHS Citizen programme – a national programme to involve more people in NHS England decision making.

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Are You Looking for Space to Hire in August?

Savernake Street Social Hall
Savernake Street Social Hall has room availability for this summer for local groups and organisations. With many of their regular day time activities stopping over the summer they are able to offer their two halls to local groups and organisations for use.

With rates starting from as little as £8.75 per hour this could be the perfect venue for your event this summer. Onsite parking is available for around 20 cars and WIFI is also available across the building.

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Small Charity Week 2016

Small Charity Week 2016

Small Charity Week is an annual event to celebrate and raise the profile of the small charity sector (those charities with a turnover under £1.5 million) and the amazing work they do.

Getting involved in Small Charity Week can be as simple as talking about it on social media or you could hold your very own event to celebrate the work small charities do not only here in Swindon but across the UK. Small Charity Week is now in its 7th year, this year's Small Charity Week will be running from June 13th - June 18th.

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Sector Vacancies


Centre Support Worker at Swindon Therapy Centre for MS

Swindon Therapy Centre for MS
The Swindon Therapy Centre for MS is looking to recruit a Centre Support Worker to join their team working 20 hours per week. This is a permanent contract which is being funded by the Big Lottery. The successful candidate will be the first point of contact to ensure the Swindon Therapy Centre for MS' members and carers both old and new are supported and signposted to appropriate therapies and services.

The Swindon Therapy Centre for MS is a registered charity (Charity no. 1047353) which offer therapies, advice and support to MS people and people with other neurological conditions, their families in Swindon and the local area.

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Funding Opportunities


Community Foundation Grants

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The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that their grants are now available quarterly but you will be asked to apply to the round closest to when you need funding for your project to proceed.

Funding will go to projects where the majority of people who will benefit experience disadvantage either economically, socially, geographically or physically. Grants range from £1,000 to £15,000 (up to £5,000 a year for one, two or three years).

Expressions of Interest for the next round close 25th May 2016. Closing dates will be advised with the application. A panel will meet for decisions mid July.

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