Support for community and voluntary organisations
Hounslow’s Community Partnership’s Unit is committed to providing the highest standards of support and information to voluntary and community organisations in the borough.
Here are the main ways that we offer support:
Hounslow Community Network
Hounslow Community Network provides a collective voice for voluntary and community groups within Hounslow. It is open to all voluntary and community groups operating in Hounslow and the membership has more than 300 organisations, many of which are small local community groups. They hold regular general meetings open to all members and allow discussion of issues affecting the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) with representatives from statutory services such as the council, NHS and Police.
Hounslow Voluntary Sector Support Service
The Hounslow Voluntary Sector Support Service (HVSSS) offers support, information and advice for voluntary and community sector (VCS) groups operating in the borough. This includes not-for-profit or non-statutory organisation working for the benefit of local residents, neighbourhoods for example - housing associations, social enterprises and community interest companies.
Telephone: 020 3096 4250
Compact, “Working Better Together”
The Hounslow Compact is a voluntary agreement between public bodies and the VCSE sector in Hounslow and has been developed in collaboration with all of our key stakeholders across the borough .In Hounslow we have over 600 VCSE organisations involving thousands of local volunteers. This new Compact will help us all to work better together as partners for the good of local residents.
Volunteering Hounslow supports VCSE groups to recruit and retain volunteers. They can help you ensure you have the right policies and structures in place to provide well supported volunteer roles. They can also help you to draw up clear role descriptions and promote the role across the borough so that you attract volunteers that best match your needs.