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Rewarding & Supporting Volunteer Participation
Lesley O’Connell was Mayor of Sutton in 1991 and again in 2005-2006 and she served as a councillor for 20 years after first being elected in 1986. During her second term as Mayor she used the money she raised through fundraising events to set up the RSVP Fund which has been awarding grants of up to £200 to voluntary and community sector organisations to support good practice in volunteer management and to support, reward or celebrate individuals or groups of volunteers.
Sadly, Lesley died recently after a period of ill health. Those who knew her will remember her optimism, sense of humour and her generous support for others. With this in mind, the remaining RSVP Panel members are seeking applications to the Fund which will be wound down in the coming months.
The Fund’s objectives
- To encourage and support voluntary and community sector groups.
- To promote volunteering as the key factor in community well-being.
Who can apply?
The fund is available to voluntary and community sector organisations in Sutton.
Previous grants have included funding for training, equipment or for celebrating and saying thank you to an organisations volunteers.