State of the Sector Report

In November 2023, VAL carried out a State of the Sector Survey with the local VCSE sector to enable us to better understand the impact over the previous few years.

The survey ran for a month, we wanted to gain enough of a sample to be able to see what the sector needs.

Read our State of the Sector Report here

Our social impact

Every year we change the lives of hundreds of people across Leicester and Leicestershire.

Our annual review showcases some of the highlights of our year, with stories and statistics covering the work we’ve been doing.

Read our annual review to see some of the great stories VAL has been involved in over the last year.

2022-23 Annual Review

Annual Review 2021-22

This year VAL has had to continue to offer our services in a Covid restricted way for much of the year.

In early 2021 VAL were asked to recruit volunteers to support with the Vaccination Roll out programme across Leicester and Leicestershire.

Read our 2021-22 Annual Review here

2021-22 Annual Review

Our economic impact


VAL, as well as the wider voluntary sector, adds significant value to the economy of Leicester and Leicestershire.

Over the last three years we’ve had to adjust to the changing economic climate by diversifying our income.

Read our economic impact report for 2018 to discover how much VAL contributed to the local economy in 2018.

2018 Economic Impact Report