Support for voluntary and community organisations

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:

Community Information Guide

The Community Information Guide provides the best guide to all of the voluntary and community groups across the borough providing support, advice and important services to our residents.

In addition you will find information about community buildings that are available to hire.

If you are a  voluntary organisation, a community group, a tenant’s or residents’ group or any other group that provides services in your community – then we would encourage you to add yourself to the Community Information Guide.
This is completely FREE and will take you no more than 5 – 10 minutes to complete.

There is no better way to raise awareness of your group and promote the work that you do.

  • Register online
  • Create your own record
  • Add details of your group – such as the services you provide, links to your website , your logo if you have one
  • You are now live for everyone in Hounslow to see

If you have any problems registering, or you would like more information please email: cig@hounslow.gov.uk

Venues for hire

Across the London Borough of Hounslow there is a very wide selection of venues available for community use.

The facilities that are on offer cater for all types of event and activity and range from small rooms and studios to large public halls.

The council's Community Information Guide contains a directory of venues for hire with details of the booking arrangements, prices and opening times.

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

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.

 

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