Our vision is for a vibrant, independent and sustainable voluntary sector that works successfully with the community and in which everybody involved has a strong voice.
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We are committed to supporting the Borough’s diverse range of organisations and volunteers to ensure that Richmond continues to be a wonderful place in which to live. To achieve this goal we have a role in helping to build the capacity and infrastructure of voluntary organisations and in maximising volunteering opportunities for local people.
Read the report(pdf, 2241KB) on our approach to the voluntary sector in Richmond.
The Council's long standing partnership with the voluntary sector is based on a culture of listening to each other and creating a dialogue to explore new opportunities for doing things better and achieving a greater impact.
The Richmond upon Thames Compact sets out the way the Council and the voluntary sector have agreed to work together. It contains guidelines and principles to help us support good practice and effective working relationships.
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 aims to help commissioners secure more value for money out of the services they procure, by encouraging commissioners to source new and innovative means of delivering services.
Learn more about our approach to Social Value.
In 2013, Richmond CVS and Richmond Parish Lands Charity commissioned Richmond upon Thames State of the Sector research to gain up-to-date insight into:
A copy of the full report can be found on the Richmond CVS website.
The Council has reviewed the report and produced a summary response to the Survey, and will be working in partnership with Richmond CVS over the coming months on implementing an action plan addressing the key findings.
View a copy of the Council’s Summary Response(pdf, 97KB).
The Voluntary Sector Forum is an open meeting attended by voluntary sector organisations, Council representatives and other stakeholders. Discuss issues relating to your area of interest and exchange information with the Council and other groups.
There are a number of ways you can speak up for your cause. Find out how you can get your organisation's voice heard.
Updated: 18 January 2019