VCS Glossary


Community group

A not-for-profit charitable organisation, run by volunteers, delivering services to local people with local volunteers, funded by other charities and donors



Council for Voluntary Service is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that provides local community development support in the form of funding advice, training and guidance on how to run community groups, charity finances and get involved with local decision making and policy development.



Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service serves Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and Fenland


Hunts Forum

Hunts Forum serves Huntingdonshire


Schumacher, E. F.,(1975)

Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered



Voluntary and Community Action East Cambridgeshire serves East Cambridgeshire


Voluntary groupA not-for-profit charitable organisation, run by volunteers, often with paid staff; can be delivering contracts commissioned by public authorities