Win one of three £2,500 grants whilst shaping the future of skills based volunteering

Posted: 27th June 2016

Dear Voluntary Sector colleague

As a member of the national Skills Exchange Steering Group I am writing to you to ask you to spare a few minutes to complete a short survey.

The Skills Exchange Project, which is being led by the Office for Civil Society within the Cabinet Office, aims to connect charities and business and raise the awareness of the benefits of skilled volunteering for both the charity and business sectors. We hope to maximise cross sector skilled volunteering, whilst preparing the groundwork for future legislation.

The Skills Exchange Project has a cross section of representation from businesses plus national volunteering brokers such as The Cranfield Trust, Do-It Trust, Media Trust and Volunteering Matters.  It includes representation from key umbrella groups representing the voluntary sector such as the NAVCA, and NCVO and other key bodies such as Business In The Community, The #iwill campaign, Small Charities Coalition, Big Lottery, Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and others. The many existing local brokers are represented by Cheshire Connect.

To help us achieve our aims, it’s very important for us to understand the views of the charity sector in relation to cross sector skills based volunteering. legislation.

I would be really grateful if you could spare 15 minutes to complete this short survey.  This is your chance to shape the campaign and the future of skills based volunteering.

This survey is being coordinated by the Zurich Community Trust, represented on the steering group by Pam Webb who is Head of the Zurich Community Trust.  If you have any questions in respect of the survey itself, you can contact Pam at .   Every survey submitted by a unique individual will be entered into a draw with a chance to win one of three £2,500 grants to your voluntary organisation from the Zurich Community Trust.

As we are each reaching out to our specific voluntary sector contacts, we appreciate you or your organisation may receive this survey request more than once.  We apologise for this but are sure you will understand that data protection rules quite rightly preclude us from sharing your contact details within the Steering Group.  If you do receive a duplicate request please either ignore it or pass it on to a colleague in your charity to respond to.

We look forward to receiving your views to help shape this project by Friday the 30th June and winners of the three grant awards will be notified by Friday 22nd July


Thank you

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Pam Webb
Head of Zurich Community Trust (UK) Limited
Phone: +44 (0)1793 502450 (Internal: 7902 2450)
Mobile: +44 (0)7717 874880

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