VAL Director Tony Nickson explains why now is the perfect time for Lewisham VCSE staff, volunteers, trustees and activists to come together and apply our energy and creativity for healthier communities.
Chris Freed says there are lessons to be learned about the future of VAL and the sector from the Catford Cat and Deptford Anchor campaigns
Lillian Brown gives highlights of representations made in the recently published House of Lords select committee report, Stronger charities for a stronger society around the areas of impact measurement and fundraising
If a business plan is something you would put time and effort into only if a potential funder required it, you may be missing out on a valuable tool for steering your organisation to achieve its ambitions, says Chris Wykes Driver
On Local Charities Day (16 December 2016) VAL took the opportunity to launch a month-long campaign highlighting the work and some of the challenges faced by Lewisham charities. Joanne Roberts shares how we did it, to help prompt ideas for your own mini-campaigns
After a long time in the shadows small, local charities are finally on the public radar.
Chris Wykes Driver suggests six financial resolutions for trustees and managers of small organisations looking to keep on top of their finances in 2017
After the festive break many of us return to work or volunteering roles with good intentions for breaking our bad habits.