Book a 30-minute appointment with our VCS Support Officer to discuss your organisation’s development and/or any challenges you’re having.

Appointments are open to Community Southwark members. If you are unsure whether your organisation is a member, check our Member Database.

Sessions can cover:

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Governance & Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Income Generation & Fundraising
  • Planning
  • Safeguarding
  • Ideas for Collaboration
  • Setting Up

If you are looking to discuss a project idea or haven’t started the registration process yet, you can book an appointment with our Social Action Advise Officer

Appointment times

In person sessions at the Community Southwark office – 11 Market Place, SE16 3UQ

Tuesday: 10.30am-12pm

Online sessions – via Microsoft Teams

Wednesday: 12-12.30pm

Thursday: 10-11.30am

Additional Information

Community Southwark Members are entitled to up to 5 hours of FREE one-to-one support per year. This support appointment and any follow up work will be deducted from your organisational support allowance.

Our service is intended to help you develop the skills to run your organisation effectively and sustainably. We are not able to do work such as writing funding applications for you, but we are able to give suggestions and provide support throughout the process.

If you need us to help you with a funding application or other piece of work to meet a deadline, we ask that you provide a minimum of two weeks’ notice.


If you are unable to attend an appointment for any reason, please do let us know as soon as possible. There are a limited number of appointments available per week so we may be able to offer your spot to another group looking for tailored support.

We will provide a minimum of 48 hours’ notice if we need to cancel a booked session (unless the cancellation is due to an emergency or ill health).

Book your appointment

Please contact with the following details, and we will set up an appointment directly.

Please provide your:

  • Full name
  • Job title
  • Organisation
  • Email address
  • Contact phone number
  • Brief description of the issue you would like to discuss
    • If you would like us to look over any documents, please send these through as attachments so we can review them.
  • Preferred time and date for the appointment
    • If your chosen slot is already booked we will aim for the next available one

Please note your appointment is not booked until you have received an email confirmation.