Formed in 1924, we are a registered charity (no.1077645) and a company limited by guarantee (no.3665974).
We provide impartial training, information, and advice to community organisations across Leicestershire and Rutland as well as a range of professional consultancy services to support community led projects and initiatives.
Working with national government, local authorities and other partner agencies, we also represent the needs and priorities of the communities we support.
You can find out more about us by reading our current strategy 'Towards 2020' or our Annual Review of our work last year.
We are governed by a Board of Trustees drawn from across the community, public, and private sectors including individuals elected by our membership, co-opted by existing trustees, and representatives from local authorities.
Our Board is chaired by Martin Traynor OBE, a former Group Chief Executive of the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce, current Non-Executive Director of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Non-Executive Chairman of the King Richard lll Visitor Centre Trust, and a former Trustee of the National Space Centre.
Our services are managed and delivered by a team of staff based from our main offices in Leicester and a smaller office site in Oakham. We also employ a small number of volunteers to support our delivery activity.
Our staff team is led by a group of three Directors; Sam Howlett (Director of Operations), Kevin Butcher (Director of Strategy), and Chris Walpole (Director of Resources).
The rest of our team consists of the following:
Responsible for the day to day management of our projects and services.
Responsible for the delivery of our projects and services