Welcome

RRAVS’ vision is of a strong voluntary sector which is at the heart of a vibrant and caring Rochford District where people are able to fulfil their potential through voluntary and community action.

rravs logo imageThe Rochford district includes the towns and villages of Rayleigh, Hockley, Ashingdon, Great Wakering, Canewdon, Hawkwell, Rochford, Barling, Fambridge, Paglesham, Rawreth, Sutton, Foulness and Hullbridge.

RRAVS works to promote, support and represent the interests of all voluntary and community groups in the Rochford District. This is achieved through provision of the grants and funding that is available, promoting group activities and events to the wider community, providing subsidised or free training to upskill staff and volunteers, publishing volunteer opportunities and supporting volunteer recruitment and representing the views of the voluntary sector with strategic bodies and local government. We are  also developing our RRAVS Community Directory which provides useful contact information for a wide range of local services provided by our member groups and the wider community.


RRAVS Projects

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Knit to Nurture – Rayleigh

Our Knit to Nurture Group are 10.30am-12.30pm at The Elim ...
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RRAVS Community Directory

The RRAVS Community Directory gives information about the services and ...
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New Steps Bereavement Friendship Group

New Steps – Bereavement Friendship Group Meet Wednesdays 12:30pm – ...
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Hockley Social Group

Starting Thursday 10 March 2022 A suggested donation of £2 ...

Click below to watch the The Castle Point and Rochford Health & Wellbeing Board video about the RRAVS Hockley Social Group.

Latest News

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A free helpline for people living with cancer

Provided by We are Group and Lloyds Bank. “Our Digital ...
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Trustlinks Wellbeing & Recovery Conference

Trust Links are delighted to be accepting bookings for the ...
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Let’s Care Together – Online Event

SAVS will be holding an online information session for you ...

The RRAVS Team invite you to our AGM

The RRAVS Team invite you to our AGM on Thursday ...
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Domestic Abuse Lived Experience Survey

Southend-on-Sea City Council, Essex County Council, Thurrock Council, the Police ...
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Carers Voices Consultation

Healthwatch Essex are delighted to to launch the first of ...
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Southend Residents – Share Your Views!

Southend residents are invited to attend events to share their ...
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REN – The creation of a Research Engagement Network

Mid and South Essex ICB, all their main hospitals and ...
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Looking for care for a loved one? – Opinions needed

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Rayleigh Town Council Awards 2024

Rayleigh Town Council invite you to nominate individuals or a ...
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Over 65s and those with respiratory illness are urged to take action…

Over 65s and those with respiratory illness are urged to ...
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MSE Virtual Views Platform

From NHS Mid & South Essex… As members of the ...
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Winter Essex Activate (HAF) Clubs

Keep your children entertained over the Holidays with the Essex ...
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#DoYourBitEssex – Staying well during the colder months

Join the #DoYourBitEssex winter campaign and receive valuable health advice ...
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Donate your school uniform items – New collection points

There are now even more places to donate your preloved ...
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Free broadband for six months for jobseekers

Jobseekers may be able to get six months’ worth of ...