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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our VCSE strategy
You can find the Voluntary and Community Sector Engagement Strategy 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.
- The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has a range of online guidance on topics including securing funding, setting up and running a charity, governance, use of volunteers, safeguarding and more
- The NCVO also runs a small charity helpdesk
- Get Grants provides practical support and advice for fundraisers with all levels of experience, helping to increase fundraising success
- My Funding Central can help charities and voluntary organisations identify funding opportunities