Read the VCS Community Manifesto

This Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Manifesto, spanning the 4-year Mayoral term, is based on decades of VCS delivery, brought into sharper focus over the last two years. Since the first lockdown in 2020, Croydon’s VCS has taken a strategic and operational lead in managing a succession of crises on food poverty, social isolation, mental health, knife crime and now the cost-of-living.

The VCS Manifesto, finalised in June 2022, makes a statement of intent – to carry on that leadership role on behalf of our local communities and the people who came together so magnificently in response to the pandemic, George Floyd’s murder and the Council’s bankruptcy and withdrawal of its frontline services.