specfrontVoluntary Action Rotherham is the lead body for supporting, developing and promoting the voluntary and community sector in the Rotherham borough. Its core activities and associated projects are a keystone for local community engagement and development.

It is a registered charity (no. 1075995) and a company limited by guarantee (no.2222190), governed by a Board of Management (Trustees) nominated and elected by its members.

Overall Vision

  • Strong, vibrant voluntary and community action uniting and improving the lives of individuals and communities throughout Rotherham

Mission Statement

  • To support and develop effective, sustainable and influential voluntary and community action which brings about positive change in the lives of individuals and communities in Rotherham


Information and Influence

  • To communicate relevant, high quality, timely information to the VCS
  • To ensure the VCS has a co-ordinated voice to shape policy decisions and practice
  • To support the VCS to network and collaborate and work in partnership
  • To promote the VCS and provide strategic representation and leadership

Strengthen & Support

  • To provide specialist high quality support services to meet VCS needs
  • To support VCS needs for a skilled, professional workforce including volunteering
  • To improve and maximise access to diversified income sources for the VCS
  • To support increased efficiencies, evidence effectiveness of VCS organisations

Efficiency & Effectiveness

  • To ensure we are effectively managed and governed, responsive and accountable to our diverse membership base
  • To maintain our independence, achieve financial sustainability and be innovative in responding to new needs and challenges
  • To demonstrate our effectiveness, value for money and be committed to continuously improving the quality of our work
  • To support and encourage partnership working on behalf of the VCS so that everyone in Rotherham can fulfil their potential

Download our Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020 here.

Download our latest information booklet here. 

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