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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.


An important role for us as the local council for voluntary services is to represent the sector effectively in different areas. Below we explain how we go about each of these.


Southwark Voice

Southwark Voice is a network of networks; a gathering of representatives/chairs of networks representing the voluntary and community sector in Southwark who are elected by their peers and have the mandate to speak on behalf of the sector.

Southwark Council

Local Authority is, without doubt, the biggest partner of the local voluntary sector in Southwark. Here we present the range of council forums and groups where the VCS in involved.

Partnership Southwark

Partners of Partnership Southwark work together to better join up services and support, tackle the causes of inequality, and improve the health and wellbeing of Southwark residents.

Local Access Partnership

The Southwark Local Access Partnership (LAP) is a partnership between local and national organisations based in the borough. It will support charities and social enterprises in Southwark to tackle local issues using a mix of support, grant funding and repayable investment from Access - the Foundation for Social Investment.

Beyond Southwark

Information on how we represent the local VCS outside of Southwark.

Southwark – Information and Campaigning

Key stats and data for the borough, as well as guides on how to find your local representative and effectively influence them.