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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.

Members directory Analysis of TLI NAVCA Essentials is a new service designed to help members and help the local community organisations they support.

Recent blog entries

  • The General Election starts here - Lobbying Act rules come into force
    Peter Horner
    19th Sep 2014 at 09:09

    Now the Scottish Referendum is over, you will be pleased to know that today marks the start of the official “regulated” pre-Election period for next year’s General read more...

  • 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...

NAVCA essentials

Latest news

NAVCA responds to Labour Party consultation

NAVCA has responded to the Labour Party policy consultation, Renewing our Bond with the Third Sector. The consultation will inform Labour’s policies for the voluntary castor at the next election. read more...

Report says TLI has made lasting change

Transforming Local Infrastructure (TLI) created significant lasting change according to a new report published today by NAVCA. Analysis of Transforming Local Infrastructure highlights read more...

NAVCA’s quarterly survey hints at possible up-turn

The findings from NAVCA's latest quarterly survey of members suggests that whilst the outlook may not be improving for many it has at least stabilised. The survey, the 9th in the series, 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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