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On this site you will find information to support local voluntary and community action.

NAVCA believes voluntary and community action offers solutions to the challenges we face. Action rooted in communities brings local people together to campaign, volunteer and provide services. Uniquely, NAVCA is a national membership organisation with a grassroots view. Our membership network of over 350 local support and development charities keeps us in touch with the views of local charities and community groups from across the whole of England.

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Recent blog entries

  • National Conversation
    Rachel Rhodes
    27th Jun 2014 at 05:05

    Yesterday I attended a Public Health England event - the National Conversation on Health Inequalities. On the way down, I have to admit to having reservations: another day of the read more...

  • ChangeUp ten years on – where next?
    Barney Mynott
    24th Jun 2014 at 01:01

    Rob Macmillan

    What were you up to ten years ago?

    On 24th June 2004, it was cold, windy and wet over much of the country, Britney Spears read more...

  • The future of infrastructure
    Neil Cleeveley
    19th Jun 2014 at 02:02

    Welcome to this first blog on the work of the Independent Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure, which NAVCA has asked read more...

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Latest news

NAVCA announces change at the top

Neil Cleeveley has been appointed acting chief executive of NAVCA following the announcement that Joe Irvin is leaving NAVCA to take up the post of chief executive at Living Streets, read more...

New NAVCA EU procurement rules briefing

NAVCA has published a new briefing that provides an update on the changes to the EU Procurement Directives. The new Directives came into force in April 2014, but EU member states now read more...

Labour plan smaller government contracts

NAVCA has welcomed an announcement from Rachel Reeves, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions minister, that a future Labour Government would create smaller contracts. The announcement read more...

NAVCA work areas

Local Commissioning and Procurement Unit
Using Public Law to challenge unfair decisions
NAVCA's cuts support
Children and young people
Health and Social Care

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Living Wage Employer

NAVCA is proud to be a Living Wage employer

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NAVCA Quality Award

Our Quality Award evaluates the impact of services offered to voluntary and community groups by a local infrastructure organisation.

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