Voluntary Action North Somerset is involved in a variety of local and national projects. Have a look at some of them or contact us for more information.

Development support and training

VANS team can provide support and training to established or new  

VCSE groups and organisations of all sizes. We can assist you with issues linked to setting up, choosing a legal entity, developing your group and service and how to become sustainable 


We provide training opportunities, 1-on-1 consultancy or support tailored to meet your needs. Please contact us on 01934 416486 for a quote. 


If you need volunteers for your organisation or would like some support with volunteering issues, please contact the team by email.

State of the Sector Survey

In 2018 we carried out a State of the Sector survey across VCSE organisations based in North Somerset.  We collected the views of 35 organisations in the area that enabled us to produce our report.

The results and findings of the survey are available here .

Community Development

VANS is involved in a range of community development initiatives and delivers outcomes for the community.


Current initiatives include community development for new communities, for Children and Young People’s Local Commissioning Networks, for partnership working in South Ward, Weston, and others.


In the current changing climate of funding and commissioning it is vital for groups and organisations to consider establishing partnerships with like-minded groups. 

With our local knowledge and our connections within the sector, we can assist you in linking in with groups.

Our regular Voluntary Sector Forum meetings and other networking events also provide great opportunities for groups and organisations to get together and explore partnership opportunities.

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