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The VCS Leaders Network was created in 2015 to provide leaders of Medway's charity and voluntary sector organisations - large and small - with a stronger voice.  The Network provides members with their own platform for debate, sharing of good practice, collaborative working, effective networking and peer support.

Led by a Steering Group made up of representative leaders from across the sector, members of the Steering Group give their time to deliver events and actions on behalf of the wider network.

The group is facilitated by MVA, as part of the Project Medway initiative, and we host this digital platform to support the goals of the whole network.

"Together we can harness the full power of our network to achieve something quite remarkable."    

(John Norley, Chair of VCS Leaders Network)

So what's in it for me and my organisation?

There's a wealth of  support you can access as a member of the VCS Leaders Network - including blogsevents and our online forum (see below for more details). 

If you have any suggestions about what else we could be doing to achieve our goals, then contact your Steering Group who can help to explore your ideas and take them forward. 

Although the network is still relatively new, we're already starting to make an impact - take a look at our latest impact news.


Medway's VCS Leaders Network is committed to providing opportunities for the sector to meet up, network, share ideas and issues and explore collaborations.

6 June 2018

The VCS Leaders Network invites you to join them to celebrate volunteers and to engage with the public about volunteering.

We are very excited to welcome the The Worshipful The Mayor of Medway Councillor Mr Steve Iles and the Mayoress Councillor Mrs Josie Iles to this event. Come along to the Rochester Cathedral on Wednesday 6th June 2018 2pm - 4pm and to share volunteering stories and celebrate the wonderful volunteers in Medway. Take a walk through the Fruits Of Volunteering Tree Exhibition and talk to organisations and individuals about their experiences.

Geoff from Managing Your Mind said: “Wow what a delight to see the site, the Crypt was something special. The individuals were just great. When setting up it was more an educative experience than an effort. Thanks to all concerned.

You can pop along to the Rochester Cathedral during their opening hours to visit the exhibition and the organisation representatives throughout the week. Volunteers, staff and members of the community are invited to a tea party on Wednesday 6th June to celebrate. The tea party is from 2pm – 4pm and refreshments will be provided.

Details of previous events held can be found  here

VCS Leaders Network Blog

Can't make it to all of our meeting and events?  We'll be sharing key news and updates for the network via our blog.

VCS Network Medway Open Forum

This forum provides a space for open discussions around issues and interests within the VCS network in Medway - why not get involved, share some views and find out what your colleagues are thinking? To join the discussions, simply follow this link: VCS Leaders Forum              

Please note, this forum is monitored by MVA on behalf of the VCS Leaders Steering Group and guidelines apply. View Guidelines here


Your VCS Leaders Network Steering Group

Medway’s VCS Steering Group are members of the community and voluntary sector in Medway. They help influence strategy, policy and decision making, ensuring the voices of the community and voluntary sector are heard and understood.

The Steering Group are your representatives, which is why you will find contact details for each of at this link here, and they encourage you to get in touch to raise any issues and concerns you have.

If you are interested in becoming part of Medway's VCS Leaders Network Steering Group, please contact us and we will pass your details to the Chair. 

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If you would like information about future VCS Leaders Network events and activities, then you can sign up below for the MVA Newsletter where the events will be publicised.