CVA Annual Review 2016-17 4 pages

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We are a membership organisation providing leadership and support to groups, residents and communities in Croydon.
Build and strengthen Croydon’s VCS
Support individuals, communities and VCOs to be involved and to have a say
Support and promote volunteering in Croydon
Croydon Voluntary Action
Leading Voluntary Sector Partnerships Influencing Decision Making Embedding Asset Based Community Development Championing Volunteering
Widening Our Reach & Impact
CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB
020 8253 7060
- Muhadmmad Yunnus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
HIGHLIGHTS - Volunteering

"I like helping people, it gives me purpose; makes me feel useful and happy."  

Supporting adults and young offenders in Croydon custody
27 people with mental health issues supported into volunteering
250+ volunteering opportunities on website at any one time
100% Satisfaction
Our brokerage service handled 16,500 enquiries last year
28 events were supported by Team Croydon Volunteers
Supporting volunteer-involving organisations
4 meet ups of the Volunteer Managers Forum
Volunteer Advisor
" Charity money has only one life buy if you transform it into social business money, then it become a life of eternity. "
- Muhadmmad Yunnus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
HIGHLIGHTS - Community empowerment
"The spaces outside the centre had been left empty and disused for years, attracting fly tipping and vermin. It all felt so neglected. The ideas and activities we have developed ourselves have created a whole new spirit and involved many people who previously haven't felt part of the community."
Jeanette, Valley Park Resident (ABCD)
20 voluntary sector representatives trained in influencing for democracy
154 people attend 4 Mental Health Forum meetings
130 people attend 2 CVSA events, including a Meet Croydon MPs event
7 new Best Start Community Builders trained & mentored in ABCD
ABCD goes out of borough to London Sports ClubWorks members
Gamechanger: 19 local clubs offer free/subsidised sports to young people
Continued support to Faiths Together in Croydon in their work
- Muhadmmad Yunnus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
HIGHLIGHTS - Capacity building
We are hugely grateful to CVA for brokering access to funding and support from the Big Lottery Fund. It will help rejuvenate CPF's marketing ability, which will ideally 'future proof' and us to move from a funding dependent charity to one that is sustainable and continues supporting the residents of Croydon to improve their mental health and wellbeing. 
Thank you from the whole team."
Kathrine Quiller - Director, CPF Counselling
200+ community groups using 4 community centres
Mini recruitment fair with 20 employers draws 50 local people
Doing more with digital with Superhighways
70+ groups and entrepreneurs  given 1:1 support
136 unemployed residents helped with job search through 9 CHEP partners
40 new & existing Thornton Heath enterprises given 1:1 business support
104 e-updates sent out to 1,800+ contacts
Croydon Commitment's Grassroots Trust Fund