Community and Voluntary Sector (CVS) and Volunteering Strategy 2021-2024

Consultation has concluded

Our Vision is to ensure that Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is a vibrant, connected community which provides meaningful opportunities for volunteering and social action, which empowers a thriving Community and Voluntary Sector to help support community needs.

This Community and Voluntary Sector and Volunteering strategy outlines a set of priorities and key actions, through partnership and collaborative working, over the next three years to achieve this Vision. It focuses on:

  • How we work with the Community and voluntary sector to support connected vibrant communities through partnerships and collaborative working, as well as helping residents to build resilient communities
  • Recognising the impact of Covid: Learning from the community response to Covid to embrace new ways of working, as well as helping those negatively impacted by the pandemic to find opportunities to play an active, valued role in their communities
  • Focusing on the development of volunteering and social action opportunities across the wider community, including Council-led opportunities as well as volunteering and social action that takes place through the community and voluntary sector, local business and more informal mechanisms.

We have listened to the views and feedback received through the recent public consultation, alongside engagement through our existing relationships with community and voluntary sector organisations, community groups and individuals. See the findings here.

These views have been used to help inform the development of the strategy. We are now sharing with you the draft strategy for further feedback and comments. We are interested in understanding more about your work and plans over the next three years that contributes to the priorities outlined in the strategy. We want to work together to create vibrant communities, with an outstanding quality of life, where everyone can play an active role and feel part of their local community.

Our Vision is to ensure that Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is a vibrant, connected community which provides meaningful opportunities for volunteering and social action, which empowers a thriving Community and Voluntary Sector to help support community needs.

This Community and Voluntary Sector and Volunteering strategy outlines a set of priorities and key actions, through partnership and collaborative working, over the next three years to achieve this Vision. It focuses on:

  • How we work with the Community and voluntary sector to support connected vibrant communities through partnerships and collaborative working, as well as helping residents to build resilient communities
  • Recognising the impact of Covid: Learning from the community response to Covid to embrace new ways of working, as well as helping those negatively impacted by the pandemic to find opportunities to play an active, valued role in their communities
  • Focusing on the development of volunteering and social action opportunities across the wider community, including Council-led opportunities as well as volunteering and social action that takes place through the community and voluntary sector, local business and more informal mechanisms.

We have listened to the views and feedback received through the recent public consultation, alongside engagement through our existing relationships with community and voluntary sector organisations, community groups and individuals. See the findings here.

These views have been used to help inform the development of the strategy. We are now sharing with you the draft strategy for further feedback and comments. We are interested in understanding more about your work and plans over the next three years that contributes to the priorities outlined in the strategy. We want to work together to create vibrant communities, with an outstanding quality of life, where everyone can play an active role and feel part of their local community.