For over two decades we have supported the voluntary and community sector to be at the heart of providing solutions to Hackney’s problems.
As an important local organisation and umbrella body for the sector we are committed to making Hackney a fairer place because we believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability.
We see our role interchangeably as enabler, facilitator, champion and servant to local communities.
We have developed 4 strategic objectives we want to deliver over the next 3 years.
Strategic Objective 1
Supporting stronger, thriving voluntary and community organisations
Strategic Objective 2
Developing successful delivery partnerships
Strategic Objective 3
Strengthening the sector’s voice to effect change
Strategic Objective 4
Being a sustainable, responsible organisation driven by our values
Download the Strategic Plan 2019-2022 here.
Download the Executive Summary here.
We will be publishing information on this on this page and if you are interested in being involved please contact Jackie Brett, Hackney CVS Director of Communities and PVCS Strategy on 0207923 8361 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hackney CVS worked in partnership with the London Borough of Hackney to develop the new strategy to redefine the relationship between the Council and the Voluntary and Community Sector.
In 2017 we held an event to look at the challenges facing both the Voluntary and Community Sector and the Council.
We followed that up with four focus groups to further explore what the strategy could achieve. Read more here.
These findings were then captured and shared. Subsequently they were used to develop a series of discussion papers that formed the basis of the new strategy. Internal discussions with council officers from key departments and the Council’s leadership team helped to inject the Council’s own strategic objectives in relation to the sector and identify the key issues and what success would look like. The content of these discussion papers was then tested and developed through a series of workshops with the VCS over the summer and early autumn 2018. Read more here.
The findings were then used to develop the discussion papers into key themes within the new strategy. Feedback from voluntary and community sector organisations suggests these discussions have helped the sector to take stock of the challenges they face and explore ways to address them. The engagement has also helped the Council to develop a better understanding of the sector’s resilience, their views on intervention and the strategic support it needs.