Community Impact Bucks
Community Impact Bucks
Our activities to meet our charitable objects fall into three key areas:-
• We work with voluntary & community groups (VCS) and communities to maximise their effectiveness and efficiency (including utilising volunteers) to deliver and develop services to meet and respond to changing needs and ensure that they have a voice in strategic decision making.
• We support the development and delivery of services where unmet need has been established. This can include Community Impact Bucks looking for a solution if no other organisation is willing or able, developing a solution either alone or in partnership and enabling it to become independent.
• We advocate on behalf of the rural, voluntary and community sectors to ensure that our strategic partners are aware of the wider issues impacting on residents and VCS groups, and organisations are kept aware of strategic decisions that could impact on them.
Through these routes we contribute to the development of cohesive communities, bringing people or groups together who have interests in common and enabling individuals to resolve personal barriers to achieve or retain their independence. By providing access to volunteering opportunities we enable individuals to develop new skills and use those they have, which can improve well-being, increase employability as well as building the capacity and capability of communities and VCS groups / organisations.
Our mission and values
To make a positive difference for the communities of Buckinghamshire and its voluntary and community sector.
In supporting communities and voluntary and community groups we will be:-
supportive, enabling and empowering
cooperative and inclusive;
impartial, fair and frank
Success will be:
Community Impact Bucks is an essential participant in shaping local strategies and delivery models, ensuring recognition and involvement of VCS groups and organisations.
Our self-help toolkits and one-to one interventions are regarded as models of excellence and best practice.
There is closer cross sector partnership approaches which sustain voluntary and community sector groups and organisations through shared resources and mutual respect.
Community Impact Bucks is recognised as an organisation that shapes its environment for the benefit of communities, voluntary sector and residents, enabling others to undertake activities that are wanted and/or needed.
Our 3 year strategic goals
To be the conduit for information between the public, private and VCS sectors.
To be a provider of advice and information on:-
o Sustainability including funding, volunteering and governance;
o Community development including engagement, capacity building, resilience and community asset management.
To be recognised as leading the Bucks voluntary and community sector.
To support VCS and not for profit organisations to develop services to meet gaps in provision and/or respond to contracting opportunities by :-
o working with public sector commissioners in the shaping of service specifications;
o using research, experience and evidence to inform local strategies, to influence service development and to enable VCS engagement and resilience.
o Initiate and support collaborative responses to service development.
Registered Charity Number: 1070267
Phone number: 0845 3890389
Address: 6 Centre Parade Place Farm Way Monks Risborough HP27 9JSView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website