Our SkillShare service matches charities, as well as voluntary and community groups, with business people who want to do something good in their community, helping to make sure the voluntary sector survives and thrives.

Benefits for voluntary organisations

  • Any CWVA member can receive support for free.
  • Pair your organisation with professionals who can help you develop the skills you need.
  • CWVA has extensive knowledge of the local business community and is in an ideal place to broker support.
  • Access a range of skills, resources, one-to-one support and workshops.
  • Gain new supporters from the business community.
  • Save money and improve the way your organisation works.

Benefits for businesses

  • An easy way to share your skills and experience.
  • Generate positive publicity as people will notice if your company is making a real effort to improve its community.
  • Connect with people in your community. It is an easy and effective way to show that, as well as valuing your clients and staff, you also recognise local causes.
  • Have a positive impact on the development of your staff and their wellbeing by supporting a charity.
  • Gain valuable new skills and a deeper understanding of your local community and environment.
  • Build stronger relationships with your existing customers — and gain new ones.
  • Attract customers to your organisation’s products, boosting sales and profits at the same time.
  • Encourage your staff to stay with the business, reduce labour turnover and increase productivity.
  • Define your corporate identity as the charitable element of a company can be a cornerstone of your brand, showing the world you are ethical and trustworthy.

We are always striving to provide the best support for our members. With this in mind, as Skillshare partners, your extensive skills and experience in the business sector can have a profound impact on our members in the community sector. Please take the time to complete this questionnaire to identify what you can offer our members. It will help us direct you to the groups that need it the most.

Skillshare – Google Forms

If you would like to offer or receive support, or simply find out more information about SkillShare, email:

Businesses, no matter how small, can do their bit and allow voluntary sector organisations to access a wealth of skills and expertise that may normally be outside of their financial reach.

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