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Read our latest statement regarding today's incident in Birstall. 

Volunteering and community sector

Volunteering is about giving your time to do something useful, without getting paid (apart from expenses). Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and gain useful experience. It can also be fun!

The range of opportunities is huge. Whatever skills and experience you have, there is something that you can do. You can find out more through:

Leicestershire Connect has a detailed list of a range of local organisations across Charnwood and Leicestershire. You can search the listings by name, area or by entering a topic or subject.


Community project case studies

The Rural Community Council (RCC) are one of our key partners who have successfully supported many of the local groups across the borough. Some examples of successful community projects are available on the RCC wesbite.

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire provide a funding toolkit that provides you with support on the following:

  • developing project plans
  • researching funds
  • structuring funding and tender bids
  • read and review of draft funding applications and tender bids
  • diversifying income through income generation and fund-raising

VAL also provide a performance report that contains case studies of the groups and projects that they have been supporting across Leicestershire. For more information please contact VAL directly.


Voluntary sector compact

In 2004 the we adopted a voluntary sector compact which set out an agreed approach to managing relations between the statutory and voluntary sectors within Charnwood and North West Leicestershire.

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