Our story

We were established in 2003 by local voluntary and community organisations and South Gloucestershire Council, to be the umbrella body for South Gloucestershire area. A registered Charity and company limited by guarantee we are owned and run by the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in South Gloucestershire.

Our Trustees are elected at our AGM from our members 

Originally based in Thornbury and then the Kingswood Foundation we moved to current office at Poole Court in Yate in 2013. We are part of national movement and members of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA).

We have a small team of staff and associates.

We provide information, advice and support to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in South Gloucestershire.  

Our partners in South Gloucestershire are Community Ignite, Southern Brooks community Partnerships and the South Gloucestershire Volunteer Centres.

And we also work in partnership in the Leaders Board, with the members of the West of England Civil Society Partnership and with other strategic partnerships.