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Volunteering and sector news


GLV are supporting the Mayor of London’s campaign #LondonIsOpen, highlighting the value that all our communities bring to the capital.

We know that volunteering makes a huge contribution to our city, so we would like to remind everyone that anybody living in the UK who is a European Union national or from a European Economic Area (EEA) country remains eligible and very welcome to volunteer. Anybody from a country who requires a Visitor Visa is also permitted to volunteer for up to 30 days in a registered charity.

Volunteering is a fantastic way of integrating into and understanding a new community, sharing and building skills, and finding common ground. People from diverse communities already volunteer alongside each other harmoniously and effectively to make our city a better place to live and work.

GLV and its members encourage all in our volunteering community to work together and to think creatively about how we can develop volunteering programmes to increase community cohesion, challenge discrimination in all its forms, and harness the skills of volunteers from around the world.

Review of London’s Civil Society Support

GLV are delighted to share the report from the review of civil society support in London, which was co-commissed with London Funders and LVSC, funded by the City Bridge Trust, and conducted by independent sector consultants Srabani Sen OBE & Associates.

You can view The Way Ahead: Civil Society at the Heart of London here.

The report shares a strong vision for the future of civil society support in the capital, and we will be working with our members and colleagues across civil society to make change happen.

You can read more about the review on the London Funders website.