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Networks

South West Forum supports or is actively engaged in a range of other networks bringing together practioners to share knowledge and experience. These include:

  • England Volunteering Development Council South West (EVDCSW) –acts as a think tank for volunteering in the South West, bringing together volunteer involving organisations, Volunteer Centres, Office for Civil Society, Big Lottery, student volunteering organisations and others, to be consulted about national initiatives and policy, and jointly work on aspects of volunteering that will benefit the South West. For more information email the Chair, Caroline Cook: caroline@southwestforum,org.uk
  • Funding South West brings together Funding Advisers and funders (including some trusts and foundations). read their latest publication here... 
  • Lets Hear it for the South West steps up to the challenge
    With all the regional government organisations closed down, how will the South West have a voice at national level? There is more need than ever to ensure that the South West is not overlooked by national government.
    In the spirit of ‘big society’ the answer is that we need to do it ourselves, and South West Stakeholders aims to do just that. South West Stakeholders is a social enterprise representing business, social purpose organisations and environmental experts at regional level in the South West.
    It was set up when the Regional Assembly was closed down by the non-government organisations that were on the Assembly. South West Stakeholders is chaired by Nigel Costley, Regional Secretary of the South West TUC, and South West Forum provides some secretariat support.

    South West Stakeholders
    With all the regional government organisations closed down, how will the South West have a voice at national level? There is more need than ever to ensure that the South West is not overlooked by national government. In the spirit of ‘big society’ the answer is that we need to do it ourselves, and South West Stakeholders aims to do just that. South West Stakeholders is a social enterprise representing business, social purpose organisations and environmental experts at regional level in the South West.
    It was set up by the non-government organisations that were on the Regional Assembly when the Assembly was closed down. South West Stakeholders is chaired by Nigel Costley, Regional Secretary of the South West TUC, and South West Forum provides some secretariat support.

  • South West Forum facilitates Regional Volunteer Centre Networking Events at least three times a year. Volunteer Centres offer advice and support to groups and organisations that involve volunteers, and provide a brokerage service between those who have time and skills to offer, and those who have volunteering roles to fill.