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  • Charity seeks Crowdfunding support for pet project

    A LEICESTER charity that trains dogs that help their owners’ mental health and wellbeing is seeking the public’s support for a project that will make walkies even more fun in the future.

  • Paws-a-While Garden

    If you’re looking for somewhere different to visit with your group why not come to our ‘Paws-a-While’ garden?

  • Everybody’s Reading Festival

    The prestigious Everybody’s Reading will be taking place this autumn – and community and voluntary groups are being urged to stage events.

  • Visit from NCVO

    On 30 April, two colleagues from NCVO, Lev Pedro and Roshni Mistry, spent a productive day in Leicester gathering insight and intelligence to inform their work.

  • Celebrating Volunteers in Leicestershire

    Volunteering contributes an estimated £22.6bn to the UK economy. Every year thousands of people across the UK celebrate National Volunteers’ Week which takes place from 1-7th June.  This Volunteers Week was a busy one at VAL, from meeting people and talking to them about volunteering and their experiences, at the Riverside Festival to volunteer speed dating and chatting online.

  • Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2019

    Volunteers Week is a time to say thank you for the amazing contribution that volunteers make.

  • Nominate a deserving voluntary group for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    This is the highest award that can be given to voluntary groups across the UK, and you could help more Leicestershire groups win this prestigious award. So, if you know of a deserving group, perhaps because you have benefitted from their service, then why not nominate them now!

  • Carers caring for Carers – Staying Well Together

    VAL received funding from People’s Health Trust with money raised through Health Lottery East Midlands to support the promotion of the Active Communities programme to reach locally-led organisations, and help them to submit quality applications to the Trust.

  • Charity Landscape Report

    Every year, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) surveys charity leaders to understand the challenges they face, and to assess the impact these challenges have on the sector’s ability to meet the needs of its beneficiaries.