Councils for Voluntary Services – The film

The making of a CVS film…

The London CVS Network has created a film to promote the work of local CVSs.
London Plus, through discussion with network members, agreed to creating a film would be an interesting way to communicate what a CVS does.
Why is the film important? 
  • Communication - Infrastructure for the charity and voluntary sector is undervalued. Partly because as a sector we aren’t very good at communicating outwards about what we do and the impact that it has for London. The CVS Network is not well known outside of the voluntary sector in London. A better online profile would help the network in campaigning for the voluntary sector across London.
  • Funding Cuts - London’s infrastructure charities are being hit hard by local authority budget cuts. Therefore it is increasingly vital for CVSs to make sure their impact is understood by local government and potential funders.
  • London - London faces a series of particularly demanding economic challenges over the coming decade. Such as raising productivity, providing affordable housing, addressing inequality between places and creating a modern infrastructure. Not to mention, that whilst the UK is adapting to withdrawal from the European Union the scale of these challenges will only be intensified.
With uncertainty about the future, there is a need for significant infrastructure investment. Especially with a focus on how infrastructure connects and supports their communities.