Our Work

VAC supports and develops voluntary and community activity in Coventry

Our current work fits into three areas:

Supporting the most vulnerable people in Coventry by:

  • Providing advice and support to sustain voluntary and community organisations that offer services to vulnerable people
  • Helping individuals and groups to develop new approaches that meet the emerging needs of vulnerable people and communities
  • Using our network of voluntary and community organisations to cascade information/promote services that keep people well in Coventry
  • Working in partnership with voluntary, public, private, academic and faith sectors to tackle local issues
  • Managing targeted funding programmes that bring about change in communities

Encouraging personal responsibility, pride and releasing the potential of residents by:

  • Developing a culture of social responsibility in Coventry - supporting individuals to identify their assets and realise their ambitions through active citizenship
  • Creating a social action movement in Coventry that empowers residents
  • Sharing information about voluntary and community activity in Coventry
  • Leading community volunteering projects that tackle local issues
  • Providing support and advice to disadvantaged people that experience barriers to volunteering

Encouraging independence and self sufficiency within the voluntary sector by:

  • Preparing and supporting the voluntary sector to respond to public sector service cuts
  • Developing and sharing new approaches to delivering services in partnership
  • Supporting voluntary and statutory organisations to maximise assets and pool resources
  • Encouraging groups to explore sustainable approaches and new income generation