The Way Ahead – an update on the London Hub from our Chair

Dear All,

We are delighted to let you know that City Bridge Trust have confirmed a grant to Greater London Volunteering (GLV) to set up the London Hub, a key part of the delivery of the Way Ahead.

This milestone bid was developed in partnership with a wide cross-sector network of key agencies and stakeholders and the funding will enable us to set up a new Charity for every Londoner. We are excited to be working with London Funders, LVSC, City Bridge Trust and wider partners to make this vision a reality.

London needs a vibrant civil society in order to prosper. But we know these are unprecedented economic times for London’s communities. The voluntary sector, for example, is experiencing ever greater calls on its services whilst at the same time facing reduced funding. London’s local government has taken a 33% real cut in service funding from Central Government between 2009/10 and 2013/14 whilst deeper public sector funding cuts will come during 2017/18 and beyond.

Going forward, we want to ensure that civil society in the capital is fully supported, in order to continue to optimise its positive impact on Londoners. Alongside of the Hub there is a wider System Change Delivery plan being implemented and as ever we will continue to make sure that volunteering is represented at every level.

An advisory group for the Hub will be set up in the next month and we will continue to put out updates on progress and signpost you to ways in which you can get involved in its development. For more details contact Sharon Long who is leading on this work sharon@glv.org.uk

Cam Fitzwilliam-Grey
Chair

Greater London Volunteering