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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

  • Commissioning - what's going on
    Rachel Rhodes
    28th Oct 2014 at 04:04

    The Public Contract Rules Consultation

    Last week, we supported a joint NCVO submission to this consultation, which covers how the Government intends read more...

  • Public Contract Regulations 2015 Consultation
    Rachel Rhodes
    10th Oct 2014 at 11:11

    The Cabinet Office consultation on the transposition of the new EU Procurement Directives into UK law closes next week (17 October). NAVCA has been involved throughout read more...

  • 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...

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NAVCA supports MPs call for better commissioning

NAVCA has welcomed the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report on transforming contract management. The report contains the findings of the Committee's inquiry into government read more...

NAVCA says Social Value Act needs strengthening

NAVCA has responded to the Government's Social Value Act review. NAVCA say that although the Act has the potential to be a powerful tool to improve commissioning practice it is being read more...

Autumn Statement 2014

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement today, the last one before next May's General Election. Commenting on the announcements Neil Cleeveley, Chief Executive of NAVCA, said; read more...

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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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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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