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Institute for Volunteering Research/ HVA Collaboration

Hastings Voluntary Action were successful in acquiring funding from the Governments Community Renewal Fund to work with local organisations to explore trends in volunteering and how we could best respond to them at a local level. 

As an update, we are really pleased to let you know that we have appointed the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) as our research partner for this work and look forward to collaborating with them on this exciting initiative. 

IVR has worked nationally and internationally playing a leading role in applied volunteering research involving volunteer organisations, the public sector, private sector and the government. 

Over the next period we will be creating opportunities for local organisations to participate and help shape this work which will be reporting in June 2022.   Do look out for further details via our website, social media pages and in future editions of our e-bulletin. Or contact for more details.

“We are really pleased to announce this partnership through which will combine local knowledge with the reputation and experience of IVR to examine how Hastings can develop a really effective way of supporting volunteering into the future.”   HVA Director Steve Manwaring 

“We are looking forward to working collaboratively with Hastings Voluntary Action, with its members and with volunteers in Hastings. The findings from this work will inform what communities, volunteer involving organisations and public agencies may need to consider in the future and how this future may be approached strategically, in Hastings and beyond.” 
Dr Jurgen Grotz, Director of the Institute for Volunteering Research

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