South West Forum supports voluntary groups to be better at doing what they want to do. But we also work with local authorities, health agencies, universities and other public bodies as well as businesses to help them build strong relationships and partnerships with voluntary and community groups.
We run networks, broker consortia and partnerships, advise on measuring impact and help improve commissioning processes. We help organisations to understand and interpret what government policies such as localism, big society and social value mean in practice.
Above all we strive to be an influential voice for South West voluntary groups with government and other key decision-makers.