Infrastructure organisations provide advice and support to front line Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations (those that deliver services to the public or a section of the public). They traditionally give advice on funding, volunteering, governance and training.
The Council has commissioned a partnership of 4 organisations to provide these services in Croydon.
Croydon Voluntary Action is a membership organisation providing leadership and support to groups, residents and communities in Croydon.
Asian Resource Centre Croydon is an umbrella organisation representing Asian and Minority Ethnic (AME) communities and businesses. They provide holistic care in a culturally appropriate and caring environment, whilst promoting equality and social integration. Sharing ideas and concerns by amplifying the voice of the Asian and Minority Ethnic communities is their driving force.
Croydon BME (black and minority ethnic) Forum is the umbrella organisation for Croydon’s Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary and community sector. Their work includes engaging people, building capacity, and promoting equality and cohesion.
Croydon Neighbourhood Care Association is an infrastructure charity who have a significant membership of groups and neighbourhood carers across Croydon, all of whom provide essential support services for the over 65s.