About UsWe are the local support organisation for voluntary, community & faith groups.
We want to be the best at working with local voluntary, community and faith groups and partners to ensure that there is a healthy environment in which they can provide essential services to local people.
To empower and strengthen the local community capacity by promoting and supporting the development of a thriving, collaborative and empowered voluntary, community and faith sector.
Our values underpin what we stand for and the way we work. They support the sustainable achievement of our mission and
aims, confirm internally and externally what we stand for, and guide the way we behave, operate and communicate.
Relationships & Communication –
We are passionate about our relationships with charities and recognise that the communication between these alliances are central to everything we do.
Collaboration & Teamwork –
We believe in and promote sharing information, best practice and learning through collaborative partnerships
and supportive team working.
Innovation & Creativity –
We enjoy the challenge that
change brings and see it as
an opportunity to be innovative,
creative and flexible.
Quality & Sustainability –
We aim to operate with integrity, independence and fairness.
We take pride in what we do and aspire to provide high quality relationship experiences which offer the best value for money, whilst using resources in the most sustainable way.
Diversity, Equality & Respect –
We celebrate diversity and equality and believe
that we are strongest when we work together.
We believe that we should all treat others in
the way we want them to treat us.
We do this by providing various support services and schemes:
- Infrastructure Support – Providing new and existing voluntary and community sector organisations with constitutional, management, administrative, developmental and networking information and working as an activist and advocate for the third sector.
- Training & Workshops – Sourcing, brokering and providing training courses, workshops and webinars for volunteers, staff, trustees and other members of local charitable organisations.
- Funding Advice – Sourcing and applying for grants at various trusts and foundations, including bid writing services and fundraising ideas and projects.
- Volunteer & Trustee Recruitment – Finding and matching volunteers to suitable opportunities at various recruiting organisations and groups.