Help for groups

CVA is the umbrella organisation to over a thousand voluntary and community organisations in the Croydon area. We provide support to groups on setting up, charity registration, fundraising, finding premises, marketing, financial management, policies and procedures and much more.

We also provide training in a full range of subjects to meet the needs of small new voluntary groups and social enterprises as well as large established charities.

As well as enabling groups and individuals to access appropriate funding to support local communities, Croydon Voluntary Action’s Capacity Building Service helps not for profits to develop their capacity to sustain themselves longer-term AND to run as effectively as possible.  We do this by working with you to identify strengths and set out opportunities for development.  

CVA provided 750 free hours of specialist advice and paid for consultancy to 170 Croydon groups on key areas such as fundraising, financial management, project planning, good governance, marketing and premises management.

 CVA Annual Report 2015 / 16

Free Online Training: MeLearning Portal

CVA  worked in partnership with Croydon Council to develop this online learning platform.

There are many courses you can access for free and it is available to both paid staff and volunteers. Courses include: Data Protection Act, Equality & Diversity and Food Safety & Hygiene. It is an easy process to register, do take a look.