Voice and Influence
Richmond CVS is a champion of the local voluntary and community sector (VCS). We work to support the VCS, especially smaller groups, raise their profile and provide opportunities for the voice of the VCS to be heard. There is a strong theme of partnership working in Richmond, for example between the Council and the VCS. Richmond CVS holds a Voluntary and Community Sector seat on a number of strategic boards and committees.
The Richmond upon Thames Compact sets out guidelines and principles to support good practice and effective working between the Council and the voluntary sector.
Download the Compact Proofing Toolkit for the Statutory Sector
Download the Compact Proofing Toolkit for the Voluntary Sector
There are many other groups and meetings that Richmond CVS takes part in to champion and represent the VCS. Many of the networks we run help us to hear the voice of the VCS and ensure there is a strong communication channel between local groups and strategic decision makers.