It’s Giving Tuesday today and our new chair, Alyson McGarrigle, shares her thoughts on volunteering below. 
Alyson, fourth from the left, with VAL's other trustees. 

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. 

Joanne Roberts, VAL's Development Support Officer, comes clean on how she became a digital believer


Way back in 1999 a colleague whose partner was expecting their baby joked that his daughter would one day teach him how to open a door: ‘Dad! Just press enter!’


Chris Wykes Driver, VAL’s Development Support Officer specialising in governance, finance and social enterprise support, provides a tried and tested approach to setting up a social enterprise or trading arm


Sophie Millward, VAL's Administrator, offers up some of the best free digital tools that can help make life easier for small charities