Promoting and supporting voluntary activity across South Northamptonshire


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.

Garden Buddies

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.

snvb Community Larders

Established in January 2021, snvb Community Larders is a community larder network that partners with local supermarkets, businesses and food surplus providers to distribute affordable food throughout the community and reduce food waste.

We also have funding (from West Northamptonshire Council and Northants Community Foundation) to help people struggling with the rising cost of living, and a hardship fund, funded from public donations. Please get in touch confidentially if we can help.

Please come along to one of our sessions in Towcester or Roade to see what we do.

Energy and Welfare Project

SNVB has been awarded funding from National Grid’s Community Matters Fund.

Our Welfare Project is focused on supporting people from the rural areas of West Northamptonshire to access welfare and social care help and advice.  This service also provides an opportunity to explore cheaper energy tariffs and discuss energy saving tips.

Our welfare workers will be attending community events in rural areas so please come and meet us when you see us out and about.

If there is something we can help you with in the meantime, please email and we’ll be happy to help.

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