Mid Sussex Voluntary Action (MSVA) is an independent charity that helps other charities and community groups. We do this in a number of ways:
- Providing advice information and support on every aspect of voluntary and community life ensuring that local groups, clubs and charities have all they need to start up, develop and grow. This could include advice on the right legal structure, finding funding, writing a business plan and ensuring that the right policies are in place.
- Running network meetings and forums bringing together local voluntary organisations and community groups and encouraging them to put forward their views on local and national policies and decisions.
- Running training courses on a range of relevant topics such as First Aid at Work, Good Governance, Effective Volunteer Management, Safeguarding Children and/or Vulnerable Adults, Data Protection, Food Hygiene.
- Providing a volunteering service that matches individuals and teams who want to volunteer with organisations that need their time and skills, as well as good practice guidance and training for recruiting, managing and supporting volunteers.
- Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility so that businesses and community groups can work together to make the community a better place to live and work.
- Providing a of fully equipped community room seating up to 18 boardroom style and 40 theatre style available in our Admin Hub in Burgess Hill.
We currently have over 300 member groups including small volunteer led clubs and organisations, sports clubs, youth groups, conservation groups, disability groups and larger national charities. This reflects the diversity of the community and voluntary sector in Mid Sussex.
Sue Edgson, the Manager of MSVA, says “Working at MSVA is always interesting as there is always something new that you learn about the community. People are so kind and generous with their time and it is great to be able to support such a range of charities and groups that are doing fantastic work in Mid Sussex.”
You can find out more about our work and how you can get involved by visiting our website www.msva.org.uk