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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

  • Realising the revolution: making devolution work for people and communities
    Barney Mynott
    12th Jan 2016 at 01:01
    Tony Armstrong, Chief Executive of Locality

    Today, in partnership with NAVCA, we have published a paper outlining read more...

  • Policy round-up
    Barney Mynott
    10th Dec 2015 at 02:02

    There are a lot of big policy issues around at the moment. We probably shouldn’t be surprised as we are seven months on from the General Election and have a new Government read more...

  • Volunteers are people too!
    Joe Hoskins
    16th Aug 2015 at 10:10

    Volunteering can be a wonderful thing. It enables you to get involved in areas that interest you, help you learn new skills or develop existing ones and genuinely contribute to read more...

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Latest news

NAVCA fears gagging clauses will hit the most vulnerable

NAVCA is concerned that the governmentâ??s plans to insert gagging clauses into grant agreements will hit the beneficiaries of small local charities and community groups. read more...

Fundraising regulation plans should be halted until smaller charities heard

NAVCA has called for plans for new regulation for fundraising to be halted. They say that no further steps towards implementing the Etherington Review proposals should take place until read more...

NAVCA responds to the spending review

The Chancellor George Osborne has set the Government spending and tax plans for the next five years. Below are the main issues affecting charities and NAVCA’s view. 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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