VAL partners with BHIB Charities Insurance

Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) has announced that it is working with BHIB Charities Insurance – a sub-brand of BHIB Insurance Brokers – to offer wider support and assistance to thousands of local charities and community groups across Leicester and Leicestershire.

VAL has been helping voluntary and community groups, who provide a range of services for some of the hardest to reach and most marginalisted in society, to thrive for over fifty years. By engaging with the BHIB Charities Insurance team, it will be providing another element of support for thousands of charity groups of all sizes throughout the region.

BHIB will be offering advice across a wide range of topics as part of the partnership, including legal and HR guidance, risk management, health and safety policies, insurance insights, trustee protection support, and even social media and cyber best practice guidance.

On top of this, and unique to the VAL offering, the BHIB team will be providing free health checks on any charity insurance needs, making sure that they are receiving the correct advice while allowing them to both understand and identify any potential risk they may face.

Ajay Mistry, Partnerships Director at BHIB Insurance Brokers, said:

We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with VAL and tap in to their expertise within the voluntary sector as we grow and develop this partnership.

In the time that we have been working alongside the team, we have been proud sponsors at the inaugural VAL Awards, as well as exhibiting at a number of VAL-hosted events. It’s been a great opportunity to learn and we’re very much looking forward to what the next phase of the project will bring.

Kevin Allen-Khimani, Executive Manager – Public Sector Contracts and Projects at VAL, added:

Myself and the team at VAL are thrilled to have BHIB on board – they have an excellent reputation and we know we are in good hands. This partnership is set to be hugely beneficial for our sector and it’s great to know that we are further expanding what we can offer in terms of support.

A dedicated website is set to launch in the coming weeks to provide additional information and enable charities and community groups to request a tailored quote from BHIB. In the meantime, anyone interested in finding out more information is encouraged to contact VAL or BHIB directly.

About BHIB Charities Insurance

BHIB Charities Insurance is brought to you by BHIB Insurance Brokers. They are an independent, Leicestershire-based Insurance Broker with over 50 years of trading history. They provide insurance and risk management support to charities of all sizes, including community/voluntary groups, clubs/societies and hobby/interest groups.

They are passionate about supporting local communities, no matter how big or small, and they are strengthening their connections in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

They work closely with Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, and have access to unique funding opportunities. They are proud to support the Aviva Community Fund, which offers charities and voluntary organisations the chance to receive funding for upcoming local projects planned in their community.

To find out more about BHIB, please visit or call 0330 013 0036.