The Rock ‘N’ Roll Rescue Charity Shop was opened in 2015 on Parkway in Camden Town and sells records, CDs, books, clothes, musical instruments and much more. The shop’s founder Ian M Carnochan (aka Knox of the legendary band The Vibrators) talks about how he set up the shop and the support he got from […]
In November 2014 VAC delivered two bid-writing sessions to help 15 civil society organisations embed social value into future funding bids. Violet Oruwari-McCabe, of Progressive Stages, talks about how important this training was to help her with future fundraising.
For the last seven or eight years VAC has facilitated a strategic away day for the trustees of Kingsgate Community Centre. There they look at developing a new business plan or reviewing the progress of the current business plan.
Donna Liburd, Director of Kingsgate Community Centre, talks about how the support received from VAC has made a difference to the organsiation year-on-year.
Home-Start Camden offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents of children under five in the London Borough of Camden. In 2014 they approached VAC for advice on how to deal with redundancy.
Heath Street Baptist Church have been using VAC’s payroll service for quite some time. Here their Treasurer talks to VAC about how using this service ensures they pay their staff the right amount and comply with all legal requirements.
Healthwatch Camden was established to help keep a spotlight on local health services. Local Healthwatch is all about local voices being able to influence the delivery and design of local services. Here Healthwatch’s Director and Community Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator Lead talk about the support they’ve received from VAC and what it means being a tenant in the VAC building.
Matthew Upton is the Strategic Lead for Engagement and Consultation for Camden council and has been working with VAC on the Community Researchers Enterprise and the setup of the Healthwatch organisation. Here Matthew gives his perspective on how collaborative working with VAC has been beneficial for the council – and in particular local Camden communities.
Betknowmore UK is a new social enterprise offering outreach services and providing support and mentoring to people coping with issues around problematic gambling and addiction. In 2013, Frankie Graham, Director of Betknowmore, attended VAC’s Business Startup For Social Enterprise, Micro Enterprise, Sole Trader course at the Mary Ward Learning Centre. Q. What’s the background to Betknowmore UK? […]
Anybody UK was set up around eight years ago to raise awareness around issues of body image. Initially they approached VAC for help to becoming a charity. Amy Anderson from Anybody UK talks about the support they received from VAC on governance and setting up the group. Q: How did you start working with VAC? Our organisation […]
Staff from Community Congolese and Youth Development Education (COCYDE) ahave been using VAC’s hot-desk and other support services for a long time. Director, Kiasuka Kiakanda, tells us why this support has been invaluable to the group over the years.