Hart Voluntary Action

A member of the Hart Families community

About Hart Voluntary Action

Hart Voluntary Action supports community organisations (charities, community groups, sports clubs, faith groups and not-for-profits) working for people living in Hart District. Our support includes the Hart Volunteer Centre, one-to-one support on topics such as fundraising and governance, promtion, networking and training. Hart Voluntary Action also runs a number of projects to help the local community directly - 121 Youth Counselling, Hart and Rushmoor Young Carers, Sunshine and Showers Depression Support Groups and Hart Health Walks.

Hart Voluntary Action chairs the Hart Starting Well Network.

Find us online

Visit our website at https://www.hartvolaction.org.uk/

Latest posts

Learning Through Landscapes: Local Schools Nature Grants Scheme

The Local Schools Nature Grants Scheme allows Infant, Primary and Secondary schools in England, Scotland & Wales to apply for £500 worth of outdoor resources, and a two hour training session thanks to Postcode Local Trust.

What are Learning Through Landscapes looking for? Through the Local Schools Nature Grants Scheme, Learning Through Landscapes is looking for schools whose learners are aged 5+ and are passionate about making environmental improvements for the benefit of their pupils, staff and the community. They want to work with schools who will make great use of the equipment and training supplied by this programme. The ideal partners will include children in the decision-making and incorporate their local community. Applications will be assessed on the strength of the ideas expressed and not the writing skills. Applicants must be employed by the school.

Equipment selection: The scheme provides schools with £500 worth of outdoor equipment which is selected at application stage. Please choose the equipment that will bring the most benefit to your pupils, you will be unable to change this selection once your application has been submitted. Learning Through Landscapes have pre-approved all products and schools are welcome to mix, match and duplicate in what ever way works best for them within the £500 budget.

Community: Learning Through Landscapes recognise that a school is at the heart of the local community, and so what you do has the potential to inspire those who surround you. Benefits from your project may include: a place for parents and carers to meet during the school run, visual improvement for visitors and passers-by, volunteer opportunities in using the equipment, a community celebration of the changes made etc.

The deadline for the last funding round in 2018 is 30th November.

Full details at this link

Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (Level 2) Training

Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (Level 2) Training: This training session aimed at people who work or volunteer for voluntary and community organiations is jointly organised by Community First and Hart Voluntary Action.

This qualification is intended for anyone working with children or young people. This may be in a paid or voluntary role.

Learning Aims:

  • Define safeguarding and outline relevant legal frameworks
  • Identify how to recognise types of abuse
  • Demonstrate essential characteristics related to effective reporting in relation to abuse
  • Show awareness of local and other relevant policy related to safeguarding
  • Consider your role in relation to prevention of abuse
Multiple choice exam at the end of the session.

Offered by: Skills To Grow the Assessment Centre. Awarding Body: Qualifications Network

To book onto this course please e-mail Community First or call them on 01730 777059 or book online

This is course is free to attend, but there will be a £25 non-attendance charge if people do not attend or cancel with less than a week’s notice.
10 Dec 2018 at 9:30am
until 10 Dec 2018 at 2:30pm
Civic Offices
Harlington Way
GU51 4AE