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Voluntary sector infrastructure and capacity building services

We buy a range of services to help develop and strengthen voluntary and community organisations working in the borough.

These services include advice on fundraising, volunteering, financial management, governance and providing an advocacy role for the sector and liaison point with statutory agencies. In addition there is a volunteer brokerage service to help match individual volunteers with organisations.

Voluntary sector infrastructure and capacity building services

Following a period of consultation in 2015 on voluntary sector infrastructure and capacity building services a new contract was awarded starting in January 2016.

We buy a range of services to help develop and strengthen voluntary and community organisations working in the borough.

These services include:

  • Strategic leadership, representation and voice for the voluntary and community sector, providing a single point of contact to other specialist infrastructure services.
  • Capacity Building Services: developing skills and expertise within the voluntary and community sector.
  • Building capacity in voluntary organisations to recruit and retain volunteers and a volunteer matching service.

The Voluntary Sector Infrastructure and Capacity Building Contracts were awarded to a new partnership called “Community Connections Richmond” between Richmond CVS and Richmond Adult Community College (RACC). The service is open six days a week and based at RACC’s Parkshot Campus in Richmond, with outreach to community settings across the Borough.

The services offer training, networking and events – providing a one-stop-shop of information for Richmond’s voluntary and community sector. In addition, the service delivers a local, tailored programme of support services, including volunteering, bespoke coaching, individual advice, intensive support plans, fact sheets, low-cost access to specialist support and access to RACC's specialist Business School events and resources. There is a focus on small voluntary organisations and helping organisations to recruit Trustees, as well as advice on raising funds.

For information about the new services visit Richmond CVS, or contact Kathryn Williamson, Interim Director of Richmond CVS:

Phone: 020 8843 7945
Email: kathrynw@richmondcvs.org.uk

Updated: 09 November 2020