We help groups to find funding and make effective use of their resources. We encourage people to volunteer and get involved in voluntary and community action.
We promote equality and diversity by fostering a wider understanding of the needs of disadvantaged and under-presented groups.
We help public bodies to engage effectively with local community groups and ensure that policy makers understand the needs of their local voluntary organisations.
We provide a forum for local voluntary organisations and community groups to identify needs, spread good practice, prevent duplication of effort and support joint working