VCS Transformation Academy - Open to new Members

Members of the Transformation Academy are an inclusive group, with a cross section of large and small organisations, with a diverse range of organisations representing communities across Medway. Members have been exploring how their organisations operate, the challenges they face, and ‘thinking bigger’ for their own organisation and as a group. They are committed to developing more shared goals and setting the agenda as a group going forward.

The benefits of being a member of the Academy include:

  • Gaining access to unique, exclusive free training which can help you and your organisation

    For the most recent training session held with the Transformation Academy, 91% of members stated what they learned was ‘useful for their own organisations’
  • Work with, network with and learn from other likeminded peers in the VCS.

    "To share what I know and to benefit from what others know (has been so helpful)."
    Transformation Academy Member.
  • Be a part of radical change in Medway and the wider VCS community.

    “Now, it is about thinking differently.”
    Transformation Academy Member
  • Although members participate in the Academy on the basis of Generous Leadership, they can also access payments for participation in some of the workstreams within the Academy. In the first year of the Transformation Academy, one third of members who volunteered to be a part of Task & Finish Groups received three payments.
Speak to your trustees about the value of applying to become a member of the Transformation Academy today (or alternatively please let us know if you want a member of the Academy to approach your board about why you should join the Academy. It’s free to join and you will not only be able to contribute to the strategic future of Medway and Swales VCS, you will also be able to network, personally develop and access high-quality skills and information to benefit your group or organisation.

If you want to know more, please contact us on 01634 812 850 or email us at for more details.

The Transformation Academy has concluded it’s first year objectives and the second year is about to start. This is the perfect chance to come onboard and become one of its newest members. Year two will continue looking at how to improve Medway and Swale's VCS and there will be funding available for members to deliver coaching support to their peers - and access accredited coaching training free of charge.

Don’t take our word for the work being done, listen to some of the founding members:

"Now, it is about thinking differently"
Martyn Reeves – Friends of Wisdom Hospice

"The benefits of working together only make us more resilient and more prepared for future challenges" Rupa Sen – Medway Diversity Forum

"It is good for us all to understand that what we are doing individually, this has an impact on the community at large" - Neil Charlick – Gillingham Street Angels

"The chosen year one goal of 'Sustainability' will allow the Transformation Academy to focus its collective energy on a number of key pieces of work that contribute to this overall theme, including recruitment, contract pricing, advocacy of the third sector and others." John Norley, Age UK Medway.