Projects and Services
In addition to our core business of volunteering and voluntary sector development and support, we run projects and services. In most cases we use volunteers to deliver welcome support.
Brackley Area Volunteer Car Service
BAVCS provides transport for those people, particularly the elderly and disadvantaged, who find it difficult to get to essential medical or social care appointments, as they do not have ready access to public or private transport. We are entirely dependent on a team of friendly, loyal and helpful volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles to undertake these journeys.
Volunteers produce handicrafts that are passed onto local groups to sell or that will assist them in their services. Current ideas include blankets for dogs waiting to be re-homed by a local animal charity, knitted items for premature babies and greeting cards to be sold at craft fairs.
Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service – NESS
A unique multi-agency project providing free, confidential and independent advice to support low income and eligible households across Northamptonshire.
Help includes a financial health check, an Energy Comparison Review and a Home Energy Assessment.
Garden Buddies is a community gardening service in which volunteers provide practical help to elderly and disabled people, who have no other means of support, enabling them to maintain and enjoy their gardens.
This community project aims to offer support to the most needy while also providing a positive focus for volunteers of all abilities.
Rural Information Vehicle
The mobile Rural Information Vehicle is equipped with internet access, laptops, a printer, an information library, and a confidential meeting room for one-to-one appointments.
The vehicle can be hired separately by voluntary and statutory groups and organisations for their own promotion and support.
Men into Extra Time
Men into Extra Time is a new project run by snvb in conjunction with Brackley Town Football Club to develop ways of reducing social isolation and loneliness in older men. Both these are major contributory factors to poor physical and mental health.
Established in January 2021, Towcester Community Food (originally TowFood) is a community larder network that partner with local supermarkets, businesses and food surplus providers to reduce food waste and distribute affordable food throughout the community. We welcome EVERYONE, with our main ethos being to REDUCE FOOD WASTE.
Our Larders, located in Towcester and Roade, offer membership to EVERYONE. We also work closely with Brackley and Bugbrooke to ensure we cover all of South Northants.