NCVO, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, is changing its offering for member organisations, as well as redeveloping its website.

Changes to the offer

At the start of February, NCVO announced that it will focus its offer around four goals:

  • Support (including online guidance, gathering evidence to push for better support nationally, training, consultancy and the Investors in Volunteering standard)
  • Mobilise (making the case for charities and volunteers, by taking part in national conversations, and sharing members’ stories)
  • Connect (convening local and national networks to build a stronger sector, with a new events programme)
  • Evolve (embedding new ways of working, being inclusive, accountable, open, flexible and collaborative)

NVCO will no longer be supporting its Quality Standard: Trusted Charity programme, or the online funding search tool Funding Central.

Trusted Charity award holders will continue to hold that status until their award expires, but no new applicants will be accepted from 31 March 2021.

Funding Central will be being discontinued from 31 March 2021 as well, and an alternative will be launched.

New resources

In mid March, NCVO launched the first part of the new website, the Digital and Technology hub. It is designed to help voluntary sector organisations become more digitally confident. Start your digital journey with step-by-step guides, useful tips and practical advice.

Sections include

  • Digital leadership, people, skills and strategy
  • technology, tools and software
  • designing services, products and activities
  • digital accessibility and inclusion
  • data protection and cyber security
  • funding for digital and technology costs
  • digital advice and support
  • understanding digital communications
  • data and insight

More of the new website will be launched over the coming weeks, and we will add details here as they emerge.