Voluntary and Community Sector

Reviewing the financial support to Councils of Voluntary Service

Voluntary organisations and community groups make a huge difference to peoples lives and places throughout Hampshire. This may be in terms of helping vulnerable people, bringing people in communities together, enriching the lives of individuals and improving local environments.

Some groups and organisations can thrive without any help, others require occasional support to become established or to develop and operate effectively. Organisations and groups are sometimes able to access support or training from their own contacts and associations, others may be advised by council staff or organisations which are funded by the local public sector.

The County Council and District and Borough Councils recognise the value of offering this support which helps to develop and retain voluntary and community organisations. This is provided in various forms, including financial support to the Councils for Voluntary Services (CVS) to enable them to deliver services to help the local voluntary and community sector.

The councils in Hampshire are working together to better understand what  voluntary and community organisations need, so that we can ensure future public funding is directed to providing appropriate and effective assistance.

Thank you to all the voluntary and community organisations who completed our on-line survey, we had over 700 responses. Here are the results of the survey. Microsoft Word

In September you contributed your views at three workshop sessions held in the County as part of the review. The review report  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 555kB is the independent summary of what you said during those sessions, written by the facilitators from Winchester University. As a result of the review the County Council will be developing its proposals for future support and sharing these with co-funders.

Information Pack

An information pack has been prepared which includes information on the following:

  • Existing Councils of Voluntary Service (CVS) core funding and purpose of  funding
  • Financial Profile of CVS
  • Existing offer of the CVS
  • Distinction of roles in the CVS Structure
  • How the CVS’ operate independently and collaboratively
  • VCS support needs, results of the survey
  • Other support services provided to the sector
  • CVS statement of network efficiencies
  • Existing impact and added value of CVS's in delivering support services

Download:

Introduction to CVS services Microsoft Word
Hampshire CVS income summary Microsoft Word
The Roles of Community Action Hampshire and District Councils for Voluntary Services Microsoft Word

Further information

Further information about the work, financial governance and impact of the individual Councils of Voluntary Service:

Annual Reports and Accounts

Annual Impact Reviews

Basingstoke Voluntary Services Trustees Report  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Basingstoke Voluntary Services State of Sector Report  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Community Action Hampshire accounts  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Community Action Hampshire Impact Review  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

East Hants, Community First Annual Report and Accounts  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

East Hampshire, Community First Annual Impact Report  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Eastleigh, One Community Annual Report and Accounts  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Eastleigh, One Community Annual Review 2010/11  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Eastleigh, One Community Annual Review 2011/12 Microsoft Word

Fareham, Community Action Accounts  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Fareham Annual Report  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Gosport Voluntary Action Accounts  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Gosport Voluntary Action Annual Report  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Hart Voluntary Action Accounts  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Hart Voluntary Action Annual Report  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Havant Council of Community Service Annual Report  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

New Forest, Community First Accounts  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

New Forest, Community First achievement summary Microsoft Word

Rushmoor Voluntary Services Annual Accounts  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Rushmoor Voluntary Services Annual Review  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Test Valley Community Services Annual Accounts  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Test Valley Community Services Impact Report  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Winchester Area Community Action Accounts  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF

Winchester Area Community Action Impact Review  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF