VCSE Strength Checker

The Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund has developed a tool to help Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations become more resilient.

They are offering all VCSEs an opportunity to analyse their organisation and identify areas that could be developed to improve organisational strength by using the VCSE Strength Checker. It is aimed at small-to-medium sized organisations but could be useful for larger VCSEs too. It is not linked to any funding programme and is completely free to use.

The VCSE Strength Checker will ask a range of questions about your organisation.  At the end you will receive a personalised report highlighting your organisation’s strengths and areas to develop to build core effectiveness. These will be reported under the headings: Sustainability; Marketing and opportunities; Strategy and planning; Track record and capability; Quality and impact.

This feedback could be used as a guide to any work that you undertake to strengthen your organisation. If you are applying for funding, or intend to apply for funding, it may be useful to complete the VCSE Strength Checker and build its findings into your application.

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February 7, 2018


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