FREE support from corporates – we can arrange this!

Are you interested in getting FREE support from corporates? Either through skills or building/painting works for your organisation.

We’re recruiting: VCS Support Officer (Minority Led)

We're recruiting for a VCS Support Officer (Minority Led), this is a great opportunity to support the VCS and join our fantastic team!

We deserve a decent home to serve our communities!

In a ground-breaking move several BME led Community organisations came together on July 13 July to discuss their experiences of Southwark Council as their the landlord
WHO WE ARE
We strive for a Southwark in which all communities and individuals
can fulfil and exceed their potential.

Our August 2022 Member Spotlight is Creative Lives

Natanya Mark, Creative Lives' Senior England Development and London Development Officer, tells us about their work, including their free peer-support network for creative engagement in the Old Kent Road.

Book a training course

We host a number of excellent workshops and events to support you in your roles!

Book 1to1 Advice Appointment

Receive support from one of our specialist team! Discuss your organisation's development, or getting involved in volunteering or social action!

Join our networks

Come together to speak authoritatively on behalf of the whole sector and influence the decisions that matter.

OUR IMPACT

These stats are from our 2019/20 Impact Report

71%
of organisations strongly agreed that they would recommend our training
+300
Our Volunteer Advice Service saw over 300 people come through our doors
230
We created a community map of 230 Covid-19 services to support signposting of community resources

UPCOMING TRAINING

SmartWorking for Charities – August

Very popular courses on how you can maximise your limited time by working Smarter Not Harder

Acas webinar: Sickness absence – supporting your staff

Free HR training from Acas, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Tendering and Procurement for Charities and Community Groups

Find out more about bidding for contracts from Southwark Council, with guidance from the Procurement department and fellow VCS groups

Southwark Universal Credit Network ONLINE: Experts Q&A

The Universal Credit Network (UCN) is a quarterly meeting for people that work with Universal Credit claimants on the front-line

LATEST NEWS

Complete our survey of services for voluntary groups to have a chance to win £50!

As part of the work of the Southwark Social Prescribing Network we are conducting a survey for all voluntary and community groups.

A hello and update from Sari, our Social Action & Communities Officer

Sari is Community Southwark's Social Action & Communities Officer. Sari tells us about her three year social action project and the many and useful learning and insights along the way.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Safeguarding Leaders Network – August 2022

Regular meeting bringing together leaders who can share their experiences on safeguarding, and discuss trends, best practice and training.

State of the Sector Breakfast Meeting Launch: 12 Sept

Join us for breakfast, networking and your chance to shape the future of the Voluntary and Community Sector in Southwark on Monday 13 September.

World Mental Health Day Event – Friday 14 Oct 2022!

We are pleased to announce we are working in partnership with local charities and CICs to bring you an exciting event for World Mental Health Day 2022!

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