Colchester Community Voluntary Services
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Community Development

We work with new and established voluntary groups to provide them with information, support and encouragement to benefit the local community. If you are a volunteer, voluntary organisation, charity or social enterprise, we can help you to:

  • Set up a new voluntary or community group
  • Fundraise, by identifying funding opportunities (for example through GRANTfinder), writing grant applications or holding fundraising events
  • Bid for public service delivery contracts
  • Monitor and evaluate your work
  • Introduce quality systems such as PQASSO
  • Develop policies and procedures for your organization
  • Keep you up-to-date with charity, company and employment law
  • Plan strategically for your future
  • Train your staff, volunteers and trustees
  • Facilitate conferences, exhibitions and events