CVSF has achieved significant results for the community and voluntary sector by successfully enabling our 500 members to have a stronger voice.
They have elected 34 representatives to formally serve on thirty five local partnerships. Those representatives successfully ensure that the views of local communities are heard by local policy makers and service delivery organisations.
Look at some of our achievements on the right. Our formula for success is simple. We've found that the best way to guide and assist our member organisations, and therefore their communities, is by:
- firstly listening to them and their needs;
- secondly, working to understand those needs;
- thirdly, working to satisfy those needs;
- and finally, by remembering to solicit their views on how well they think we've been working on their behalf.
As part of this process, we organise regular conferences and events and we conduct formal surveys of our members' views. The latest survey results for 2010-11 have been compiled into a report >>>
At CVSF we have continued to add value in various areas and projects. As a consequence, a range of local statutory agencies currently fund CVSF to undertake certain activities:
- Brighton and Hove City Council Communities Team (discretionary grant / SCP commissioned contract);
- Children and Young People Trust (Service Level Agreement);
- Children’s Workforce Development Council (commissioned contract);
- Brighton and Hove City Teaching Primary Care Trust (commissioned contract);
- Brighton and Hove City Council Consultation Team (commissioned contract – LINk).
Our partnership work
We are well placed to ensure that the work of the community and voluntary sector is recognised and embedded in cross-sector decision making boards and partnerships throughout the city.
We've already achieved a great deal but we can achieve more. We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about how we can further extend our activities, reach more people and help deliver improved services to the wider community.
Please contact our interim Chief Executive, Gordon McCullough to talk about project work, funding or partnership development.