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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 NAVCA Essentials is a new service designed to help members and help the local community organisations they support. The next cohort of Inspiring Local Leadership begins with a three day residential in Greater London.

Recent blog entries

  • Living in a VUCA world
    Heidi Riley
    15th Apr 2014 at 02:02

    I think it is fair to say that we are trying to operate in a fast changing environment and have been for some time now. From the many Chief Officers I speak to, this is not easy read more...

  • Big Lottery Fund -Your Voice Our Vision
    Joe Irvin
    10th Apr 2014 at 09:09

    When the Lottery began, under the premiership of John Major, the proceeds could have been handled in several ways. They could read more...

  • Researching Building Capabilities
    Barney Mynott
    25th Mar 2014 at 10:10

    Chris Dayson from the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University outlines how they are finding out more about Building read more...

NAVCA essentials

Latest news

NAVCA publishes Health case studies report

NAVCA has published a new report containing case studies to accompany the three research briefings published last month that explore local charities and voluntary organisations attitudes read more...

Evolve 2014

NAVCA is leading an afternoon workshop at Evolve 2014 on the prospects for local infrastructure. This workshop will look at some of the latest thinking on how local infrastructure read more...

New Commission to look at ways to support voluntary and community action

NAVCA has launched an independent Commission to look at the future of local infrastructure. This evidence-based inquiry will examine existing local voluntary and community infrastructure 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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