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VCSE Assembly

VIN are pleased to announce that they have been successful in securing funding for a Project Officer to facilitate the development and establishment of a VCSE Assembly for Northamptonshire.

The Assembly will be the “one voice” vehicle that provides the means for VCSE organisations, throughout Northamptonshire, to meet and exchange information, ideas and good practice. Hence creating a mechanism to respond to the needs of the VCSE sector and to provide opportunities for joint working.

The Assembly will aim to enable individual voices, from VCSE sector organisations to have more influence through collective representation, to provide mutual support and to combine energy, ideas and resources.

The development of the Assembly will help us to bring people together and build strong relationships so that we are able to create more robust communities across the county. It will enable and facilitate community capacity building through: communication and information provision; representation and awareness; influence and policy development; cross sector working, and; networking and mutual support.

The Assembly will be developed using a ‘test and learn’ approach. We have commissioned independent research from Sheffield Hallam University to work alongside us during the project.

To read more about the VCSE Assembly please visit our microsite here.

Read our first Northamptonshire VCSE Assembly Snapshot here