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VCSE support

The way we support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector is changing.

Previously we were able to offer what is commonly recognised as 'infrastructure support' through a third party, but that arrangement has come to an end.

However, there is now much more free-to-access support information available to VCSE groups and organisations. You can find links to some of this support on this page.

If you represent a VSCE group or organisation which is based in – or primarily active in – Leicester, you can also complete our needs assessment form.

This will enable us to offer more tailored advice and support, as well as links to suitable resources. Alternatively, you can email us on

Beyond Boundaries: Empowering Leicester VCSE and Business Event

Monday 17 June 2024

9.30am - 3.30pm

The Beyond Boundaries: Empowering Leicester through VCSE Business Collaboration event aims to foster partnerships between the voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector and businesses. This collaboration is designed to achieve shared success and generate positive social impact, aligning with the VCSE engagement strategy pledge on business.

You can sign-up for this free event via our online form

To read more about the VCSE Engagement Strategy please see the attachment below. We kindly request your RSVP by Thursday 13 June 2024 to secure your place at the event. If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the team at

Our VCSE strategy

The Voluntary and Community Sector Engagement Strategy is attached at the bottom of this page.

To get to this point, we have been speaking to people employed in, volunteering for, or receiving services from the VCSE sector over several months.

We hope that the strategy will further strengthen our relationships with local VCSE groups and organisations in Leicester.

Additional support