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Tamba, The Twins and Multiple Births Association, offer a free meeting room for local community groups in The Manor House. The room will seat 10 comfortably and has a rectangular table plus a white board, flip charts and a 40 inch monitor which can be connected to a laptop. The room is situated on the second floor of the building but there is no lift. There are toilets and a kitchen to make hot drinks and the room is free of charge during normal office hours (Monday to Friday), depending on availability. There is plenty of free on street parking on Church Hill.

To find out more, or to make a booking, please contact Keith Reed.

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The Fire Station in Farnborough is able to offer three meeting rooms free of charge to those needing somewhere to meet. For more details contact Paul Robson, Station Manager.

Meeting Rooms To Rent logo

The Vine Centre at 33 Station Road, Aldershot GU11 1BA has meeting rooms to rent on the second floor of their Victorian building. Fully accessible, a two minute walk from the station and with Wi-Fi and full presentation facilities. Group Room for 10 to 30 people, Meeting Room for up to 8 people, Interview Room for up to 4 people, and an IT Resource Centre for up to 12 people.

For more information email or call.

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Rushmoor Voluntary Services have a fleet of modern, accessible minibuses available to hire at low cost for voluntary groups, charities, community projects, care homes and schools in Rushmoor and Hart. The charges in 2016 are £1.00 per mile or a minimum charge of £20.00. New volunteer drivers are always welcome and full minibus driver training (MiDAS) is provided.

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National Rail Enquiries is the official information service for National Rail. National Rail is the collective name for the train companies who operate Britain's rail service.

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National Youth Agency website, an information toolkit for young people

Naya Yuva is an independent voluntary organisation which was established in 2009 to encourage, guide, support and promote Nepalese youth in and around Aldershot, Farnborough and Camberley. They also aim to integrate with other communities and include young people from various backgrounds. Naya Yuva is an open group and welcomes young people to join and participate in its future events.

Their role is to raise awareness among young people regarding the different issues affecting their lives and their community. This is done by holding educational workshops and by taking part in different community events to show community support. If you would like to get involved or to know more please visit the website.

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A community website for all Nepalese people living in the UK.

NepaliSamajUK is a non-profitable, non-political online Nepalese community website established by Nepalese Students in the UK with the goal of promoting and preserving Nepalese culture and identity and uniting Nepalese people around the world as well as anyone else interested in Nepal.

Prospect Estate Big Local (PEBL) logo

PEBL is a project in Farnborough and in February 2012 the Prospect Estate area was awarded £1 million by Big Local Big Lottery fund to improve life over the next 10 years. The Prospect Estate was chosen for the grant because it is felt to have been overlooked in the past and is known to be in need of extra help for community projects. PEBL is about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.

If you would like to get more involved as a volunteer, please contact the PEBL Coordinator by email or phone.

Prospect Estate Big Local (PEBL) - Internet Café  logo

Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 12.00 noon at the Prospect Community Centre. Do you know about the many benefits of being online? Do you want an opportunity to save money, develop new skills and keep in touch with family and friends? If so, let their friendly tutors and volunteers help you get online.

The café is exclusively for residents of the Prospect Estate. It is free to attend. Free refreshments, advice and support and internet access.

Email or phone for more information.

Prospect Estate Big Local (PEBL) - Skills Café logo

Every Wednesday at the Prospect Community Centre. Morning session 10.00am to 1.00pm open to all. Afternoon session 1.30pm to 4.30pm for 17 to 25 year olds. The café is exclusively for residents of the Prospect Estate. They offer practical advice and can help you identify your skills, apply for jobs, develop new skills, prepare for interviews, use a computer, increase your confidence, set up a UJM account, understand Universal Credit, write a perfect CV and find training opportunities.

It is free to attend. Free refreshments, advice and support and internet access. Just drop in. No appointment is necessary.

Email or call to find out more. The Vine Centre in Aldershot delivers this service on behalf of the PEBL project.

The one-stop recycling information centre. You will find help and advice on all aspects of recycling at home, at school and in the workplace.

Recycling and Rubbish in Rushmoor logo

This website has details of when your recycling and rubbish will be collected plus tips about what can be recycled and how to recycle.

Rushmoor Borough Council logo

The local authority for Aldershot and Farnborough. The website includes an ‘In my area’ section where residents can put in their address and get information tailor-made to their home, such as their next rubbish and recycling collection dates and details of where their nearest facilities, such as parks and play areas, are. The home page includes a ‘Do it online’ feature to make it easy for people to report something or to apply or pay for a service. It also has a feature inviting people to get involved and have their say in the council and the local area.

Rushmoor Borough Council Community Grants logo

Community and voluntary groups, such as charities, schools, youth and sports groups, and individuals, can get help with funding for a range of projects in Aldershot and Farnborough through five separate grant pots:-

Community grants: £50 to £2,000
Farnborough Airport Community Environmental Fund: grants are limited by the amount in the fund
Uniting Communities grants fund: £500 to £1,000
Rushmoor Youth Forum: up to £250 for young people and up to £750 for groups
Rushmoor Sports Forum: up to £300 for individuals and up to £750 for groups

Groups must be non-profit making organisations or charities and benefit Rushmoor residents. Each fund has eligibility criteria which groups must conform to in order to apply. Grants can be applied for at any time of the year and will be considered within three months. For full details about each grant scheme please visit the website.

If you would like to discuss an application please contact Alison Nicholls at Rushmoor Borough Council.

Dial-a-Ride is a door-to-door service, using specially adapted buses, for people who find it difficult to use ordinary buses. You will have to pay for the service. However, it is usually cheaper than a taxi and, if you have a bus pass, you can get half-price travel after 9.00am. If you have a carer or an essential escort, such as to push your wheelchair, they travel for free.

To register please call 01252 518090 between 9.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday and ask for a registration form.

RFSG is a friendly, informal group which is interested in promoting Fairtrade in Rushmoor to help improve the lives of millions of struggling farmers and workers in developing countries. It meets three times a year at the Rushmoor Borough Council offices to organise events to promote Fairtrade, help local schools and businesses “go Fairtrade” and ensure that Rushmoor retains its Fairtrade status. Events have included film and Fairtrade food evenings, an art competition for schools, a fashion show, a Fairtrade afternoon for local schools, and coffee and competition mornings in local libraries.

RFSG always welcomes new members. For more information contact Les Murrell at Rushmoor Borough Council.

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RVS cover Aldershot, Farnborough, Cove, North Camp, North Town and the surrounding areas of the Blackwater Valley.

Their role in the community is to help and support any voluntary or community group working in and around the borough of Rushmoor. They also operate a Community Transport Scheme in Rushmoor and Hart. The service offers a reliable and affordable means of transport to other voluntary organisations in Rushmoor and Fleet using fully accessible mini-buses. Training is provided for mini-bus drivers through the MIDAS scheme.

RVS have a number of groups of volunteers ready and willing to help with fundraising events, environmental or conservation projects, working with children, painting, decorating or building refurbishment.

RVS also manage three grant programmes where small grants are available to organisations working in the Rushmoor area. The Trustees meet quarterly to consider applications.

Rushmoor Voluntary Services Volunteer Centre logo

The Volunteer Centre at Rushmoor Voluntary Services is able to provide help for schools looking to recruit volunteers, particularly for the provision of additional out of school hours’ activities. The Volunteer Centre acts as a broker, finding schools for volunteers and volunteers for schools. The school will then need to meet with the prospective volunteer and carry out the usual safeguarding checks.

Volunteers might be used to help with reading groups, walking buses, minibus driving, family learning, governing bodies, music, after school clubs, IT, etc. In addition, companies occasionally are looking for small scale projects, such as decorating or gardening, that their employees can contribute to for a short time.

Rushmoor Youth Forum and Grants logo

The Forum is open to anyone working with young people in Aldershot and Farnborough and young people who want to make a difference.

The Forum also provides small grants to support a variety of projects organised by youth organisations and young people.

For more information about the Forum and how to apply for a grant please visit the website.

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