<![CDATA[BPRCVS - BPRCVS News]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2023 17:09:00 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[BPRCVS Annual General Meeting 2023]]>Tue, 28 Nov 2023 12:37:25 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/bprcvs-news/bprcvs-annual-general-meeting-2023Our Annual General Meeting on November 23rd was a momentous occasion! We sincerely appreciate everyone who joined us, our esteemed speakers, and the positive community impact we are achieving together. Get ready to relive the highlights as we will be sharing videos, photos, and more on our YouTube channel.
In the meantime, take a look at the photos we got from the day!
<![CDATA[BPRCVS Annual Impact Report 2022-2023]]>Thu, 23 Nov 2023 09:10:51 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/bprcvs-news/bprcvs-annual-impact-report-2022-2023
The BPRCVS Annual Impact Report 2022-2023 showcases the performance of our projects and services, and the impact upon the communities of Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.

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The Annual Impact Report 2022-2023 contains more than just the performance of our projects and services. 

Hear first-hand accounts of how our projects and services are making a difference to VCFSE groups and organisations, members of our communities, and improving the health and wellbeing of individuals.

Click the button below to get your copy now!

This year's Annual Impact Report is a brand-new design featuring more real-world case studies than ever before! We hope you like it and are always open to comments and feedback - please email info@bprcvs.co.uk to submit your comments. ​
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<![CDATA[Gannow Christmas Cracker 2023]]>Tue, 07 Nov 2023 16:31:03 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/bprcvs-news/gannow-christmas-cracker-2023
Start your Christmas celebrations early… The Gannow Christmas Cracker brought to you by Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service (BPRCVS) is back again for 2023!

Over the last few years, Gannow Community Centre in Burnley has hosted one of the best early Christmas celebration events for families in Burnley with hundreds joining in the festivities Join in this year on Saturday, 25th November 2023 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. and spread some early festive cheer.

Michelle Walker, who organised this year’s Gannow Christmas Cracker, said, “.”

Bring the children along to Santa’s Grotto to meet the man himself and put a huge smile on your child’s face. Every child gets a present too.

Support local charities and causes at the Christmas market which always proves popular with a wide range of local stall holders selling handmade and homemade gifts, treats, and other wares.

There will be hot dogs, warm drinks and other refreshments to keep the kids satisfied and your strength up while you shop.

The tombola and raffle will have some fantastic prizes, and the best thing is your money will go towards supporting BPRCVS projects and services which make a difference to people’s lives in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.

BPRCVS Chief Officer, Christine Blythe, said, “Over the years the Gannow Christmas Cracker has proven to be very popular. Come and get into the festive mood, buy a few unique presents, visit Santa, and participate in the raffle and tombola to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes. It’s always a fun-filled few hours for all the family.”

The Gannow Christmas Cracker is made possible thanks to funding from Gannow Big Local.
<![CDATA[Launch Event Coming Soon]]>Tue, 07 Nov 2023 16:25:10 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/bprcvs-news/launch-event-coming-soon
On 14th December 2023, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service (BPRCVS) is officially opening the brand-new Volunteering for Wellbeing & Community Hub at Gannow Community Centre.

Doors open at 10 a.m. for people to drop in and discover the world of volunteering. With a wide range of voluntary organisations in attendance, you’ll be able to discuss what their voluntary roles require and how to go about getting started giving something back to your local community.

Join in the volunteer forums and find out what it’s like to be a volunteer straight from the volunteer themselves. Hear from key people involved in volunteering in your community to find out about the benefits of being a volunteer.

BPRCVS’ expert coordinators will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about volunteering, and we have a load of free goody bags to giveaway too!

Volunteer coordinator, Michelle Walker, said of the launch event, “.”

Whether you’re unemployed, retired, socially isolated, or whatever your circumstances are, there is an opportunity out there for you that will make a difference in your life, but also in the lives of others, so come and drop in and find out all about volunteering.

Chief Officer of BPRCVS, Christine Blythe, said of the new Hub, “having recently been awarded the new Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation from the National Association of Voluntary Community Action, for which BPRCVS is the only officially accredited Volunteer Centre in East Lancashire, the new Hub is in safe, experienced hands.

“With decades of experience in volunteering to build upon, the new Volunteering for Wellbeing & Community Hub will revitalise the voluntary sector in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.”
<![CDATA[Revitalising Volunteering]]>Tue, 07 Nov 2023 16:22:04 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/bprcvs-news/revitalising-volunteering
Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, a brand-new volunteer hub launched this summer. The Volunteering for Wellbeing and Community Hub is the latest volunteering project from the volunteering experts, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service (BPRCVS).

BPRCVS is continuing its investment in volunteer coordination for both individuals, and local Voluntary, Community, Faith, and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) groups and organisations. The appointment of dedicated volunteer coordinators will provide tailored volunteer coordination and open up exciting new opportunities and experiences for people looking to get involved in their community.

Being the only officially accredited Volunteer Centre in East Lancashire, having recently been awarded the new Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA) from the National Association of Voluntary Community Action (NAVCA), the new Hub is in safe, experienced hands.

With decades of experience in volunteering to build upon, the new Volunteering for Wellbeing & Community Hub will revitalise the voluntary sector in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.

BPRCVS has based the Hub in the ‘BBC Make A Difference’ award-winning Gannow Community Centre in Burnley. The Hub is designed to be fluid and will be popping up at events, venues and other locations in communities throughout Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale.

Volunteering is vital within local communities and BPRCVS is here to help. After all, helping people to help others is our mantra. Members of the public will be able to contact the Hub to enquire about volunteering and they will be supported to find a voluntary opportunity that suits their skills, experience and time available. Local community and voluntary groups and organisations can access a brokerage service through the Hub which helps to recruit volunteers from local communities to assist with their valuable and crucial work.

BPRCVS will be hosting regular volunteer forums to give volunteers and volunteer involving organisations a chance to share their experiences and connect with one another. New volunteers and those considering volunteering will be welcome to come along to the forums to chat with experienced volunteers and learn what volunteering is all about.

An official launch event will be held later this year, but if you’re interested in volunteering or just want more information on what it may entail, don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Hub on 01282 436396.
<![CDATA[You're Cordially Invited To Our AGM]]>Tue, 07 Nov 2023 16:15:41 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/bprcvs-news/youre-cordially-invited-to-our-agm
You’re cordially invited to join BPRCVS at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 23rd November 2023. This year we’re hosting our AGM at Colne Town Hall and all members, service users, and VCFSE groups and organisations are welcome to attend.
We’re celebrating all things BPRCVS and have put a focus on how we’ve grown and developed over the last 5 years. The growth in the numbers of VCFSE groups and organisations being supported is significant. The growth in individuals across the communities of Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale is substantial.

This year will see the appointment of a new chairperson to oversee BPRCVS as Susan Biggs stands down from her role. Alongside the usual chair’s speeches at the AGM, this year Susan will also be talking as a guest speaker about the value and impact of BPRCVS upon local communities especially during her tenure.

Join us for guest speakers, networking opportunities, and to meet some of the BPRCVS team behind our projects and services. See the impact BPRCVS has had upon Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale’s communities. For example, we’ve distributed more than £2.5m to local VCFSE groups and organisations in the last 5 years, and we’ve seen an almost 300% increase in the number of groups we’re supporting annually. Come and check out the impact for yourself and speak to the people involved.

We will provide lunch along with refreshments. A full itinerary will be released forthwith.
We look forward to seeing you there.

If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to lorna.powell@bprcvs.co.uk
<![CDATA[Gannow's What's On November 2023]]>Tue, 31 Oct 2023 10:59:15 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/bprcvs-news/gannows-whats-on-november-2023
<![CDATA[How? Conference 2023 Outcome Report]]>Thu, 19 Oct 2023 12:09:54 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/bprcvs-news/how-conference-2023-outcome-report
Whether you were at the How? Conference this summer or not, it would be worth reading the outcome report which has been produced by analysing the information provided by all of the groups and organisations in attendance.

There are some interesting, and possibly surprising findings. There were a lot of services mentioned throughout the conference that you may not be aware of, or aware of how they've adapted their services in response to the cost-of-living crisis.

Feedback obtained shows the delegates found it to be a very useful and informative event. Some even said it was the best event they'd been to for some time!

Once again, many thanks to those of you who attended and participated in the activities, and to those who helped to facilitate tables and run the event.

Please click here for a PDF Copy.
<![CDATA[BPRCVS Quarter Report April - June 2023]]>Thu, 19 Oct 2023 11:59:48 GMThttp://bprcvs.co.uk/bprcvs-news/bprcvs-quarter-report-april-june-2023Check out the BPRCVS Quarterly Report covering April to June 2023 where we bring you updates on all our projects and services. Check out the impact we're having upon our local communities.

We hope you love the new style and format!
Please click here for a PDF Copy