Information on the latest developments and resources for voluntary and community organisations
Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO). Helplines on various issues and regular magazine and events. ACEVO have produced a brief signposting guide aimed at any organisation interested in the Transition Fund. It is intended to signpost potential applicants and grantees to the support which they may need in identifying the kind of change they need to bring about and in supporting them in achieving that change.
bassac 'supports and promotes a multi-purpose approach to community development'. 33 Corsham Street, London, N1 6DR, phone 020 7735 1075, email: info(AT)bassac.org.uk
Cemvo The Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations is a registered charity dedicated to building the capacity and advocating on behalf of minority ethnic voluntary organisations. The organisation's website contains details of its programmes, as well as career and volunteering opportunities.
Charities Evaluation Services provides support on performance improvement. They supply PQASSO, the sector-specific popular quality system. Business in the Community encourages all sorts of involvement by commercial organisations with not-for-profits.
Charity Commission. Holds details of registered charities which you can search in various ways, downloadable publications (including most of their important leaflets) and further contact details.
Consortium of lesbian, gay and bisexual voluntary and community organisations. Phone 020 7422 861, email: info(AT)clgb.org.uk
Cutswatch an excellent resource, examining cuts in publice spending.
London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC) provides policy briefings, up-to-date information on management and funding, advice and support for voluntary and community groups, topical e-bulletins and short courses for those working in the sector. Email: info(AT)lvsc.org.uk
MiNet - London's only Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) third sector infrastructure network which provides a voice for London's BAME population in the development of regional policy.
National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) For organisations in England with a national or local remit. Its helpdesk is for anyone involved in the sector - free phone 0800 2798 798, textphone 0800 01 88 111, email: helpdesk(AT)ncvo-vol.org.uk. It also holds conferences and seminars, produces a regular magazine and sources discounts from various suppliers. Web site includes press releases, events, contacts. Phone 020 7713 6161, email: ncvo(AT)ncvo-vol.org.uk
Public Law Project aims to improve access to public law remedies for those whose access is restricted by poverty, discrimination, etc.
Race On The Agenda (ROTA) a leading social policy think-tanks focusing on issues that affect Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. ROTA aims to increase the capacity of BAME organisations and strengthen the voice of BAME communities through increased civic engagement and participation in society.
Sandy Adirondack: Legal update for voluntary organisations.
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Women's Resource Centre Co-ordinating and support organisation for voluntary and community projects that work for and with women. Phone 020 7377 0088, email: info(AT)wrc.org.uk