Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy


The 'Building a Voluntary Sector Alliance report - an analysis of existing networks and structures, their influence and potential' by Lev Pedro & Associates is out now. (May 2022)

Download report here


The Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy sets out how voluntary and community organisations will work with statutory partners in Kingston upon Thames in order to make a real difference to our local community. By working closely together, we can make best use of our resources ... saving time, money and energy, as well as providing the best possible services to local people.

The strategy was co-produced by the Sector and its Strategic Partners in 2014. It outlined two core areas of focus:

  • How the voluntary sector could engage and empower the community
  • How the voluntary sector could engage in the commissioning process

The Strategy belongs to the whole of the Borough and has been jointly developed with partners in the Kingston Strategic Partnership. It demonstrates a commitment to moving local voluntary and community sector organisations from the margins to the mainstream - in terms of this contribution to shaping and delivering services and building stronger and more resilient communities.

The strategy is delivered by all partners, but led by the Voluntary Sector Partnership Board, which is a VCS Board representing all parts of the voluntary sector.

In 2016, the strategy and action plan was refreshed.

Download the reports below along with a list of RBK Commissioners.


Front cover image of strategy 2014
VCSS Strategy 2016