CVA is recognised as the channel for the voice of the voluntary and community sector in Croydon, with our mission being:
‘To promote, develop and support effective voluntary action, community development and community activity for the benefit of the whole community within the London Borough of Croydon and surrounding areas.’
By developing and supporting active and vibrant networks, we can encourage members to get involved in the big issues affecting Croydon and ensure these reach the ears of those that can make a difference.
By sustaining useful, representative and effective networks in Croydon, we can ensure all our members have a space in which they can influence, network and be active involved in local issues of concern to them.
You can become a representative for our networks. Look at the two documents below and then call us to chat through the opportunities available across the range of networks, partnerships and groups that CVA supports.
Essential information for Community Representation
- Way Agreement Representation Jan 2010
- Croydon Community Involvement Commitments
Why should we bother?
- You are more likely to see greater third sector involvement, reflected in wider third sector representation on strategic policy / subgroups when you get more effective and inclusive third sector infrastructure and representation locally,.
- More third sector representation means statutory bodies better understand the value that the third sector has in their area. It ensures an inclusive voice which carries more weight and exerts more influence. External stakeholders can access an efficient engagement point and through this build better partnerships.
- It boosts your image in terms of governance, service delivery and social capital; you get your voice heard; you can influence services for your community; you sit at the heart of decisions that matter to local people; and you build stronger relationships across the sector.