Support for Community Groups

Drop-In Sessions

Blaby District Council offers a range of support to local charities, community groups and sports clubs, such as:

If you want to find out more, why not come along to one of our drop-in sessions around the district and speak to a member of the Community Development Team.

Date Time Venue
Thursday 3 October 10.30am - 12 noon Cosby Community Library, Park Road, Cosby LE9 1RN
Tuesday 12 November 3.30-5pm Glen Hills Library, Glen Parva Parish Centre, Dorothy Avenue, Glen Parva LE2 9JD

More dates and venues to be announced...

In addition to the help available through Blaby District Council, there is lots of other support for local voluntary and community sector organisations.

Voluntary Action Leicestershire

Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) offers a range of services including:

  • Advice on setting up or growing your group or organisation
  • Recruitment, retention and management of volunteers
  • Training courses
  • Opportunities to consult with key partners and commissioners
  • Different types of funding, including access to the Leicestershire Funding Toolki

To find out more contact 0116 257 5050 or visit VAL's website.

Leicestershire Cares

Leicestershire Cares is a charity which brings together businesses and the community for the benefit of both. It runs two programmes that may benefit your organisation or group: Team Challenges and ProHelp.

Team Challenges are set up for employee volunteers to complete one-day projects for voluntary and community groups. For example, painting or decorating a tired or well-used venue, or developing an outdoor garden area or allotment.

Leicestershire and Rutland ProHelp is a group of professional firms who are committed to making a difference in the community by offering their services for free to community organisations in need of support. For example, you can get help from: solicitors, human resource or marketing specialists, accountants, surveyors and more.

Last updated 19 September 2019
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