About us

Voluntary and Community Action Sunderland is a membership charity providing leadership, support and developmental services to voluntary and community organisations, working to enhance the lives of Sunderland residents.

VCAS supports voluntary and community organisations in Sunderland regardless what stage they are at in development.  It doesn't matter if you are big or small, established or new, we exist to support you and your work.

We provide advice, support, training and specialist services to help make your organisation stronger and more effective, and help you to focus on delivering your activities and services to benefit Sunderland’s communities.

Some of our services and support are free of charge and some services are charged for. We have some funding to support our work but we also have to generate income to cover some of our costs. We will be clear with you if there is any cost and will always try to offer some free or low cost advice and support, particularly for smaller organisations and groups in crisis.