About

Our Values

Inclusion

We champion diversity, promote equality and create environments where everyone can flourish.

Quality

We work to the highest standards, continuously developing our skills and knowledge.

Solutions

We take ownership and make things happen in a creative and positive way.

Connectivity

We create lasting connections by working collaboratively towards shared goals.

Integrity

We are transparent, honest and fair. We do what we say we will.

VAC has been supporting the Calderdale Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) since 2000. Known for continuously developing and delivering needs led services and projects, VAC is a strong, recognised name within the local VCS landscape.

Over the past 5 years, VAC began expanding and offering its services to different areas of the UK including organisational support and its quality assurance system Quality For Health & Wellbeing.

Since it became constituted as a Company Limited by Guarantee, VAC is formally a membership organisation. Our members hold us accountable to ensure we support the VCS effectively and responsively.

Membership

Through a network of members, VAC can create a strong and vibrant sector, championing the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and ensuring the sector has a voice and is represented across local platforms to support local community based investment and provision.

How We Run

VAC is a charity and company limited by guarantee. Our Trustees are members of VAC, made up of representatives from local voluntary and community organisations and individuals who support VAC’s vision, aims and ambitions. Our Trustees set VAC’s priorities, have strategic responsibility for VAC and are responsible for the day to day management of the organisation, ensuring we meet our legal requirements. They delegate responsibility to the Chief Officer, who works alongside the management team to ensure that VAC runs effectively and efficiently.

VAC + Membership

What's included?

You will receive a VAC Member welcome pack with useful information on getting the most out of your membership and a few extra treats!

Every member of VAC will be invited to our AGM and has voting rights for resolutions and proposals either in person or by proxy.

When you sign up to be a VAC Member, you will be assigned a Go-To Contact from the VAC team.

They will be your main point of contact for your membership, helping to answer questions and signposting you to the right place within VAC and/or our partnerships.

We want the VAC membership offer to be responsive to the needs of our members.  Member check ins keep us up to date on your organisation’s news and developments but also on any challenges or support gaps that may be affecting the VCSE sector.

The information we receive during our member check ins will highlight trends and challenges that we can then explore support and solutions for via our membership offer.

Based on feedback, we wanted to give our members an opportunity to meet and get to know each other in an informal setting.   The Biannual VAC Member Social will give you a chance to network and socialise with other organisations who are Improving Local Lives.  It is also a perfect opportunity for any of your team to come and make connections with other member organisations across Calderdale and Kirklees.

As a VAC + Member, you will receive two free tickets for both our Spring and Autumn Member Socials.  Additional tickets will be at an affordable price per attendee to cover costs.

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VAC Membership

What's included?

You will receive a VAC Member welcome pack with useful information on getting the most out of your membership and a few extra treats!

Every member of VAC will be invited to our AGM and has voting rights for resolutions and proposals either in person or by proxy.

When you sign up to be a VAC Member, you will be assigned a Go-To Contact from the VAC team.

They will be your main point of contact for your membership, helping to answer questions and signposting you to the right place within VAC and/or our partnerships.

We want the VAC membership offer to be responsive to the needs of our members.  Member check ins keep us up to date on your organisation’s news and developments but also on any challenges or support gaps that may be affecting the VCSE sector. 

The information we receive during our member check ins will highlight trends and challenges that we can then explore support and solutions for via our membership offer.

Based on feedback, we wanted to give our members an opportunity to meet and get to know each other in an informal setting.   The Biannual VAC Member Social will give you a chance to network and socialise with other organisations who are Improving Local Lives.  It is also a perfect opportunity for any of your team to come and make connections with other member organisations across Calderdale and Kirklees.

As a VAC Member, you will be invited to attend the Autumn Member Social at an affordable price per attendee to cover costs.

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