Empowering you to succeed

We want to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to manage your charity, social enterprise or community group.

Online advice

Online resources


Free and paid-for training

Read and Review

Support to review your funding application

One-to-one support

Providing guidance and information

Networking events

An opportunity to collaborate, share knowledge and ideas


Services for groups with specialist needs

Call our Helpline

We are here to help you
0116 257 5050

Here for local charities, community groups and social enterprises

Whether your group is just starting out or has been around for over 50 years, we can provide the tools, advice and support you need for running your organisation, developing your staff, or finding new avenues of funding.

We know that voluntary groups deliver vital services that often benefit the most vulnerable people in our local communities. We want to encourage a VCSE sector that is thriving, vibrant, and works in partnership to deliver social good across the city and county.

A dedicated team

Our team is here to support you with your needs, whether that’s finding new avenues of funding, setting up a new community group, or understanding the legal requirements of running a charitable organisation.

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Find out about upcoming events, as well as news, resources, funding and tender opportunities and how VAL can support your group, by signing up to the Voluntary Sector Support newsletter.

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