Latest news from NAVCA and our members

NAVCA Annual Review published

3rd December 2018


Our Annual Review & Financial Statements for the year ending 31 March 2018 is now available to read. Just click the button below to access our Annual Review e-booklet.

Read our Annual Review

Collaboration in Practice

18th October 2018


We are delighted to launch the first in a series of special ‘In Practice’ e-booklets focusing solely on the work of our members. Collaboration in Practice is about the good things that can happen when we work together, and highlights just some of the amazing work happening within the NAVCA membership every single day.


Collaboration sits at the very core of local social action and the NAVCA membership. Across England NAVCA members are bringing people and organisations together to help support communities for good.


Thank you to all our members and their collaborative partners who shared their stories to make this resource possible.

Read Collaboration in practice

New NAVCA Chair announced

2nd October 2018

  

After an open nomination process and a vote by members, NAVCA (the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) has announced John Tizard as its Chair Elect from December 2018.


John Tizard, a former NAVCA Trustee and honorary advisor to the Board will take up his position as Chair at NAVCA’s AGM when NAVCA’s current Chair, Caroline Schwaller retires at the end of six years’ term of office. 

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Forging Community 2018 - Tickets now on sale!

27th September 2018


We are delighted to announce that tickets for our annual conference are now available at early bird rates.


 Join us in our home city of Sheffield for two days of debate, learning and collaboration, all about community. With a fantastic line up of revolutionaries, provocateurs and pirates we promise an event that will leave you buzzing with ideas and inspiration, as well as the tools to put them into practice.  We will explore data and digital, philanthropy, funding and commissioning, diversity, leadership and more.  

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Voluntary Voices release new report on Personal Health Budgets

8th June 2018


A new report from the Voluntary Voices partnership has found that Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations play a pivotal role in delivering personalised care.  


NAVCA is a member of the Voluntary Voices partnership, whose work with health and care commissioners and the VCSE sector has informed the report: 'IPC and Personal Health Budget Support and Development Programme: Learning and Next Steps'. This explores in detail the successes in delivering Personal Health Budgets (PHBs) and finds that the voluntary sector is key to delivering personalised care.

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By Royal Appointment

5th June 2018


We were absolutely thrilled to hear that NAVCA member One Community is to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest accolade for voluntary groups in the UK.  The 2018 Awards were announced this week to coincide with Volunteers' Week. 


Jean Robert-Jones, Chief Executive of One Community, said:


"We are obviously delighted and very proud of our staff and volunteers. We know that they all go above and beyond what is expected of them because they care passionately about the communities they serve, but to receive this recognition is a great honour, particularly during our 40th Anniversary Year.


"We believe we are the first CVS in Hampshire to receive the award and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters, partners, stakeholders and friends. Without you we could not have achieved this."


Huge congratulations from all at NAVCA and in the NAVCA family, Jean!

It's Volunteers' Week!

4th June 2018


From award ceremonies, roadshows and networking to live music, afternoon teas and crazy golf tournaments – there are hundreds of events taking place to celebrate volunteers, not to mention lots of useful resources launching this week to support volunteers and charities. 


Find out how NAVCA members are celebrating their communities’ brilliant volunteers here.  

A new offer to NAVCA members

18th May 2018


We're refreshing our offer to members, introducing new benefits, and including FREE membership for any local sector support and development organisation with annual income of less than £100k! 

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Embracing Digital

12th April 2018


We’ve been shortlisted for the  Charity Governance Awards for our work 'Embracing Digital.' You can see more about the shortlisting here, and read our Chief Executive, Jane Ide, talking about the way we've transformed our work digitally here.