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Awards for All is a rolling Lottery grants programme set up to help small local groups and communities. The application form is short and simple. The programme aims to make a difference to communities and the lives of those most in need and focuses on social and environmental projects that benefit local communities. Voluntary and community groups, schools and health organisations, and parish and town councils can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000.

If you need any help and advice with your application please contact Greg Alexander or Sue Hathaway at Rushmoor Voluntary Services on 01252 540162.

Meeting Rooms logo

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.

The website includes a breakdown of the borough in to the various wards and beats and also has details of the beat officers.

The Community Chest is open to community groups, charities and individuals working in any of the 42 local authority areas where Thames Valley have homes. There is a simple application form to fill in and you can apply for up to £5,000. Projects should help address the key themes of the Community Chest, which are Building Neighbourhoods, Celebrating Heritage and Culture and Working for Community Change.

For further information and an application form please visit the website. Please call Sahil Khan, Community Investment Manager, to discuss your application before completing the form.

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.

A Guide to Travel Concessions and Information in Hampshire logo

The guide includes things like the Disabled Person's Bus Pass, travel vouchers, motability and more.

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 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.

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.

The Centre can be booked for training events or children’s parties.

Aldershot Town FC Community Trust logo

Aldershot Town FC offer schools the opportunity to work with them through their Community Trust. As the Trust is a registered charity and not a private enterprise any money made is put back into the local community. Quality coaching can be provided both during and after school hours and all coaches are FA qualified and CRB checked. There is also the chance to offer free holiday course places as rewards to deserving children from your school and educational projects at the EBB Stadium. You can also participate in the Trust’s junior football tournaments.

There are fundraising opportunities such as the Target Challenge, prizes for raffles and tombolas and the offer of a presence at any fete or summer fair.

If you are interested in working with Aldershot Town FC Community Trust please email or call.

Greenfingers involves families who live in the Mayfield and Grange areas of Farnborough in improving community green spaces and communal areas, developing an allotment to encourage children to learn about self-sufficiency and life cycles, and developing areas for local wildlife. It encourages children to learn about flora, fauna and crops and to cook and eat the produce they harvest.

You don’t need to live locally to get involved and you can be any age. All you need is energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to get involved.

Greenfingers meets every Saturday from 1.30pm until 3.30pm. There will always be two volunteer co-ordinators to guide the group. All sessions will start at the Prospect Centre. The whole family is very welcome. For more information call or email Jamie Beaton.

Historic Farnborough logo

Welcome to Historic Farnborough - the social and living history web site

The Farnborough Society logo

The Society is an independent non-political organisation which exists to protect and improve Farnborough's environment and amenities for the benefit of all residents and visitors. As a community-led voice, it aims to encourage enlightened planning whilst preserving our heritage and addressing all issues which impact on the quality of life in the town.

The Farnborough Society has also set up a Pedestrian Forum that champions the cause of the pedestrian, campaigns on his or her behalf, and promotes walking as a healthy, practical and invigorating way of getting around the town. The Society is particularly keen to involve parents and children who walk to school in the Forum.

96.4 Eagle Radio logo

Local radio station for Hampshire and Surrey, with bulletin board and local news.

Aldershot Churches Together logo

Welcome to the Aldershot Churches Together (ACT) website - a resource for the people of Aldershot.

Aldershot Churches Together represents a group of Christians with a vision for Aldershot. The Churches work with each other on major community related projects and events. ACT has been going for several years and it is still developing. Its main purpose is to bring the message of Jesus to the people of Aldershot.

First Wessex / Vivid Homes logo

First Wessex, now Vivid Homes, support and develop regeneration projects with their residents and the wider communities in which they live. They work closely with partners to establish strong community and voluntary organisations which provide services across Rushmoor and North West Surrey.

Nepali Samaj UK logo

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.

The Source Young People’s Charity logo

The Source is a youth charity aimed at building relationships with young people, and providing them with support, volunteering opportunities and a safe place to ‘be, belong and become’. They have contact with around 600 young people each year aged between 10 to 25 in Aldershot, North East Hampshire and the Surrey borders. Their projects include a team of detached youth workers; youth work training for young volunteers, aged 16 – 25, to work in the Ketchup club; a mentoring programme to give one to one support to 10 – 18 year olds struggling with life; a training programme for mentors; a teenage parent mentoring service; an anger management programme for those whose aggression is seriously affecting their life; and anger management training for adult professionals or volunteers working with young people.

For more details of all their activities please visit the website.

Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College (on the site of the former Oak Farm Community School) offers a host of part time Adult Learning courses, both leisure and skills based. They offer free courses to help people who are looking for work plus courses in basic English and basic maths. Junior courses are also available and they have some excellent facilities for hire.

For more information and course fees please email adult.learning@samuelcody.hants.sch.uk or call 01252 401087.

For more information about hiring their facilities please email community.lettings@samuelcody.hants.sch.uk or call 01252 401080.

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