Chester Voluntary Action has been invited to become a Beacon for Change by BIG Assist, a lottery-funded programme to strengthen voluntary sector infrastructure and build social action. ‘Beacons for Change’ are organisations which have benefited from BIG Assist support and are now recognised as leading the way on adapting to changing circumstances, developing new approaches and building relationships.
As a Beacon for Change, Chester Voluntary Action will become part of a national network with opportunities to inform policymakers, funders and BIG Assist. We will share learning through our networks as speakers and case studies, and help build the confidence of others to think in new and creative ways. This will lead to voluntary sector infrastructure becoming more connected and better resourced.
Chester Voluntary Action has over 100 years’ experience in supporting, developing and promoting the voluntary, community and faith sector in the Chester area. Our core activities and services all work towards ensuring that Chester has a vibrant and thriving voluntary sector which meets the diverse and changing needs of the local community.
Being recognised as one of only 27 Beacons for Change across England is a fantastic achievement. It reflects all the hard work that we as an organisation have put in to ensure that we are innovative, able to adapt to change, and can continue to meet and be responsive to the needs of our members in the current challenging financial climate.