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  1. Working with Housing Associations (RSLs) Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector in Broxbourne and East Herts

  2. About Us • Small CVS 3.5 FTE Staff – covering 2 districts • 300 member organisations • Little local authority financial support • Aims of Presentation • Ideas • Confidence to approach RSL’s • Increased partnership working Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector in Broxbourne and East Herts

  3. Invited to undertake a Credit Union Feasibility Study • Identified as a gap by large RSL covering both districts. Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector in Broxbourne and East Herts

  4. Contact with 6 RSL’s Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector in Broxbourne and East Herts

  5. RSL small grants support for project work and pilots led by the CVS • Small Groups Development Service • – led to 5 year County-wide BASIS Funding • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme • BME Umbrella Organisation • Large Scale Community Events. Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector in Broxbourne and East Herts

  6. CVS Moves House! Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector in Broxbourne and East Herts

  7. Current Initiatives • Furniture Re-use Scheme • – original 6 RSLs re-engaged. • Developing New Resident Associations • Training (scrutiny panels) • Community Shop • Directories of Services Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector in Broxbourne and East Herts

  8. Core Support • Financial Investment in CVS Running Costs • Underpinning short term survival of the CVS. • ‘In Kind Support’ • Personnel with skills in marketing, premises management • Access to meeting facilities and office space. • Contacts (elected members) Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector in Broxbourne and East Herts

  9. Mutually Beneficial Relationship • How Many Tenants Benefit? • Identifying Facilities for Community Engagement • Credit Union • Residents groups Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector in Broxbourne and East Herts

  10. The New Emerging Third Sector Jigsaw • Providers of Community Services • Purchasers of Services • Enhancement of Third Sector Representation • Financial Expertise Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector in Broxbourne and East Herts

  11. Building Relationships • top tips for working with housing associations (RSL) • Having an RSL on board at the start is key • Housing providers with a focus in the locality have most to offer • 3. Continuity throughout and regular contact with key individuals • 4. Demonstrate commitment to people, not just buildings. • 5. Allowing time and laying firm foundations is essential. Supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector in Broxbourne and East Herts

  12. Contact us: CVS for Broxbourne and East Herts 20 Tudor Square West Street Ware SG12 9XF 01920 487888 admin@cvsbeh.og.uk www.cvsbeh.org.uk