Purpose, values and beliefs

Our purpose
To encourage, support and develop voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations and individuals to have a real influence over the places and communities in which they live

We believe
Every individual and community has unique skills, talents, knowledge and insights that are important

Our collective skills, knowledge and lived experience uniquely equip us to do the work we do

We value
Being Supportive - providing mutual support and encouraging one another

Being Cooperative - facilitating positive change in society by working with people

Being Influential - harnessing people’s skills and building their confidence to shape and inform policy and practice