Local Voluntary Sector Network

What are the Local Voluntary Sector Networks?

Are you part of a charity or community group in Buckinghamshire and would like to meet and collaborate with other not-for-profit organisations in your area? 

The Local Voluntary Sector Networks provide an informal space for Bucks-based charities, voluntary & community groups, and social enterprises to share ideas, information and resources. They provide a great opportunity for organisations to meet and find ways to work together to maximise impact within the community. 

Launched initially as online networking forums covering specific regions of the county, the Networks are now also in-person and are held across Buckinghamshire through the year. 

Facilitated by Community Impact Bucks, the focus and topics of the sessions are driven by the attendees so that local priorities are discussed. 

Who should attend?

The Networks are for Bucks-based charities, voluntary & community groups, and social enterprises that are based in and/or provide services in Buckinghamshire.  

Both new and established organisations, of all sizes, are welcome and we encourage all groups to participate, to share their experiences with others. 

Organisations are welcome to attend multiple forums if they work across the county. 

When do the networks meet?

The Local Voluntary Sector Networks meet four times a year. If you wish to participate in the Local Voluntary Sector Networks, or wish to find out more, please use the links below. 

Past Local Voluntary Sector Networks

  • Aylesbury – December 2023

The first in-person Network was held at Aylesbury Multicultural Centre. We were joined by many organisations from across the county and discussed was to engage with young people in the sector, funding support, and collaboration opportunities.

  • Buckinghamshire (online) – September 2023

We were joined by Charity Advisor Warren Koehler who discussed managing & prioritising workloads, as well as his time and experiences as a lon-time volunteer.

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