Plan outlines mission to champion the role of citizens, communities and the voluntary sector
Inverclyde’s third sector interface has launched its strategic plan for 2022 – 2025.
The document - written with input from CVS Inverclyde’s (CVSI) members, board, and staff team - outlines its mission to champion the role of citizens and the voluntary sector and build a strong third sector for the clydeside community.
CVSI has been praised for its response during the pandemic, and the new strategy aims to build on that.
CVS Inverclyde CEO, Charlene Elliott said: “I am thrilled to launch our strategic plan for 2022 – 2025. I’m proud to look back at what we have achieved over the past few years during a really difficult time and our strategic plan helps us shape our direction over the coming years.
“When the pandemic hit us in 2020, Inverclyde’s third sector responded quickly and effectively to rise to this unprecedented challenge and meet the needs of our local communities. CVS Inverclyde played a crucial role in supporting Inverclyde’s third sector in its response on many different levels.
“Now we’re facing different challenges, and the next few months are going to be incredibly difficult for so many people in our communities. Inverclyde’s third sector is dealing with these challenges as well, but our sector always finds ways to adapt, persevere and support the most vulnerable people in Inverclyde.
“It feels like the right time to launch a new strategic plan as we define our objectives and reassert our mission to champion the role of citizens, communities and the voluntary sector.
“The strategic plan outlines the depth and variety of the work CVS Inverclyde carries out and supports: volunteering, funding, governance, arts and culture, cross-sector partnerships, and our Community Link Worker Team.
“I want to thank the board, staff, members and volunteers at CVS Inverclyde for the incredible work they do especially for the resilience and commitment they have shown over the past two years and continue to show.“
Chair of the CVS Inverclyde Board, Linda McEnhill, said: “The pandemic has been a hugely challenging time across the entire community, and CVSI played a critical part in Inverclyde’s third sector response. It’s now time for us to evolve again once more and ensure that we are ready to respond to the needs of our members as we emerge from the pandemic and face more challenges.
“I am very proud of CVSI and its staff members, and all it achieves with and for the Inverclyde community.”