The Cabinet Office, supported by the Big Lottery Fund is launching an online tool aimed at helping voluntary, community, and social enterprise organisations improve their performance and sustainability.

The VCSE Strength Checker http://vcsestrengthchecker.org.uk/ will be available for free use by organisations across the UK from 1st February. While it is predominately aimed at small to medium sized organisations, it can also be used to help larger organisations.

The tool will produce a personalised report highlighting an organisation’s key strengths, as well as areas to look at to help them become more effective. These will include sustainability, marketing, strategy and planning, track record, quality and impact.

The tool will also signpost organisations to other sources of support and funding including social investment, and information generated through the report can also be used to help organisations in planning funding bids to trusts and foundations.

Available from Big Lottery Website from 1 February 2016.

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