Newham Voluntary Community and Faith Sector Infrastructure Services

Compost London is delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by Newham Council to supply infrastructure services to the Voluntary, Community and Faith sector in Newham for the next 2 years.  

We are excited to have this opportunity to work with you to develop our vibrant and active sector: ensuring it continues to contribute to making Newham a solution-focussed borough of which we can all be proud. Our bid was centred on providing development support through capacity building* and supporting an agenda of activities that we hope you will join with us to coproduce, so that anyone who wants to can take an active and vital role in their field and successfully pursue their own vision and mission. 

We will work closely with the council and other bodies to enable our sector’s voices to be heard across local decision making and service delivery.  

Compost has a strong foundation in these activities. We shall build on this foundation and together with a steering group from local Voluntary, Community & Faith groups – and our ethos of coproduction – will ensure we remain grounded in the sector. 

We will continue to offer and develop our existing services including Newham ESOL Exchange, the Evaluation Exchange, consultancy, mentoring and training, including through our Nourish Fund

We will also continue to contact our database of organisations fortnightly with news from and for the sector and shall begin a programme of meeting and sharing our plans with you in the coming weeks and months.    

As one of the first steps, we shall be recruiting three new members of staff over the next few weeks to help us deliver the contract. Details of these roles will be promoted in the next few weeks so please pass this information on to anybody who you think may be interested and ask them to keep an eye on both our newsletter and website. 

If you have any questions or want to stay up to date with what’s going on you can find out more on our website@compostlondon on twitter or sign up to our regular newsletter. We look forward to working with you over the next two years and seeing what we can build together,   

Anne, Caroline, Briony, Nafisa & Chelle 

The directors of Compost London CIC 


* Capacity building in this context means providing and developing of services and resources which help develop the knowledge, skills and networks for Voluntary Community and Voluntary sector organisations to help them grow, develop and thrive.

3 thoughts on “Newham Voluntary Community and Faith Sector Infrastructure Services”

  1. Is it possible for you to tone down the jargon a bit? Or explain it in common-sense terms. I’ve been on various local committees for years, and I still had to look up “capacity building”. People familiar with the phrase are probably the *least* likely to need it.

    1. thanks for your comment Lia, we’ll update to explain the term we’re using and keep an eye on future jargon!

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