VCS Assist 2.0

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About VCSAssist 2.0

VCS Assist 2.0 is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). The project supports voluntary and community sector organisations in London to successfully access the ESF and deliver ESF projects. It follows the success of the VCS Assist project, which operated during the 2007-2013 ESF round.

Our Services

As part of the VCS Assist 2.0 project, the Evelyn Oldfield Unit (EOU) is committed to providing the following services for voluntary and community sector organisations:

Since the beginning of 2016, the VCS Assist 2.0 project partners, the London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC), and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, will deliver:

1. One-to-one surgeries for organisations intending to apply for or holding ESF funding. Surgeries provide a range of support from application guidance, complying with ESF requirements and ESF project management. Please click here for details of upcoming surgeries. Please click here to register for a free surgery.

2. Workshops: Regular workshops focusing on skills required to access the ESF, such as Bid Writing and Applications. Please click here for details of upcoming workshops.

3. Forum events led by our partners LVSC, bringing together organisations interested in ESF from across London to share information and provide networking opportunities.

4. Regular updates on ESF opportunities and progress on the VCS Assist website and regular e-bulletins. The Evelyn Oldfield Unit publishes its own dedicated VCS Assist 2.0 Newsletter… Click here to sign up!

The project partners are grateful to the following funders for providing match funding:
City Bridge Trust, Comic Relief, London Councils, and Trust for London.

Further queries about the VCS Assist 2.0 programme should be directed to Sheena at 0r 0207 697 4103.

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