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Other Infrastructure

Clinks are the only organisation to offer support to the whole of the voluntary sector working with offenders. A number of other organisations provide infrastructure support for specific areas of the Criminal Justice System and more generic work involving the voluntary sector. These include:

Local infrastructure organisations, such as councils for voluntary service (CVS) provide specialist expertise, information and support and develop the skills local people need to run successful organisations and groups. Find your nearest one here

ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, is a membership organisation providing support, development and networking oportunities to leaders of organisations of all types and sizes.

BTEG, the Black Training and Enterprise Group, is a BAME voluntary organisation focusing on policy and campaigning work around education, employment and entrepreneurship to end racial inequality.  They can provide support with organisational development and training.

Charity Finance Group champion best practice in finance management in the voluntary sector

Locality is a national network of community organisations and provides support on a range of subejcts, including community assets

Homeless Link is the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England.

Mental Health Provider’s Forum is the national alliance of voluntary sector mental health providers, facilitating collaborative and cooperative partnerships across the sector to improve mental health in England.

National Voices is a coalition of health and social care charities in England.

NAVCA is the national voice of local support and development organisations in England.  You can use their site to find local support

NCVO, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, is the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England. NCVO now incorporates both CES (Charities Evaluation Services, experts in monitoring and evaluation), KnowHow NonProfit, a  learning site covering all aspects of running a voluntary organisation, and Funding Central, a free searchable database of grants, loans and contracts.

NPC is a charity think tank and consultancy which occupies a unique position at the nexus between charities and funders, helping them achieve the greatest impact.

Regional Voices champions the work of voluntary and community organisations to improve health, well-being and care across England.

Women's Breakout exists to shape national and local approaches to working with women who present with vulnerabilities and are in contact with, or at risk of becoming involved in, the Criminal Justice System.

Women’s Resource Centre is a national umbrella organisation for the women’s sector, working towards linking all aspects of the women’s movement.