Our history

We were initially set up and funded by Gloucestershire County Council to share information from the public sector and explore potential partnership working opportunities, by representing the VCSE sector at meetings. In April 2019, we approved a new mission statement: ‘to be the independent voice that informs, strengthens and develops the local voluntary and community sector’.

Today we aim to achieve this mission by:

  • Being the independent voice that informs, strengthens and develops the VCSE sector in Gloucestershire

  • Promoting equal partnerships between the VCSE, public and private sectors

  • Being at the forefront of positive change within the VCSE sector in the county

  • Supporting VCSE groups & organisations in Gloucestershire to become more sustainable

We continue to embrace our close working relationship with Gloucestershire County Council, the NHS Gloucestershire ICB and other public sector organisations. Alongside this close working relationship is our commitment and determination to engage with, support and strengthen all VCSE sector groups & organisations in Gloucestershire, promoting partnership working at every level.

Join us

Any VCSE group & organisation can become a member of the VCS Alliance, for free, and we'd love for you to join us. More information about membership and how to join is available on our Membership page.

Stay connected & get involved

We publish two popular email Bulletins - a bi-monthly VCSE Sector News Bulletin that anyone interested in our work can sign up to, and a monthly Funding Bulletin. 

We also send out a quarterly newsletter to our members called 'Better Together', and a monthly newsletter called 'Volunteering Insight' for groups & organisations working with volunteers.

More information about our Bulletins and mailings, is available on our Newsletters page.

You can also join the conversation online by following us on social media:

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