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Voluntary Action Rutland supports and promotes local voluntary action by providing advice, information, support, training and consultation. We offer a wide range of services to members of the Rutland community and give priority to those most in need.

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VAR is based at the Rutland Volunteer Centre, which can be accessed from Lands’ End Way in Oakham. Many Trusts, charities, businesses, volunteers and funders have contributed both time and money to make VAR a pleasant and friendly place to meet.

The Rutland Volunteer Centre is also home to a number of voluntary sector organisations which provide a wide range of services to the community.                      

VAR holds a comprehensive database of community groups and charities supporting the Rutland community, contact us for more details.

VAR is an ideal venue for all your meetings and events because of its central location in Rutland and excellent facilities for disabled users.  There is also easy access to public transport and free parking!!!!

So if you are interested in volunteering, would like to use our transport scheme, or your voluntary group needs some guidance then visit the pages on our website and get in touch with VAR!

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Guide To Organising Community Events
The Cabinet Office has published an interactive guide to organising community events with the aim of increasing the number of in community events over the coming year. 

 Community Data Toolkit
The Office for Disability Issue has produced a Community Data Toolkit, which aims to provide everything disability groups and other grassroots organisations need to know about how to analyse and interpret data in one place. Click here for more information

East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commisioning Group website goes live
There is now health information for the public, patients and stakeholders just one click away with the launch of ELRCCG's new and innovative website.
The website provides easy access to information on health services in the area including the best places to go for the right treatment. The public will also be able to find out how to get involved in influencing decisions about health services including how they can join Patient Participation Groups and take part in consultations.

The website can be found at: 

 Free Charity Stall Space
Oakham Town Partnership run a popular Farmers Market in Gaol Street, Oakham every 3rd Saturday of the month.
These are very well supported and provide the opportunity to buy local food and products, often directly from the farm or producer. The town partnership are providing a free space every month for a charity, sports club or community group. 
For more details visit

Available Now – 
Rutland Events Pack for charities and community groups holding events can be hired @ a subsidised rate.
The Rutland Events Pack is provided by Rutland Together and managed by Arts for Rutland and Funky Tents, for more information on the equipment available and how to enquire on hiring the equipment follow this link and scroll down to Events Pack.