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About Us

LVSC is the collaborative leader of London’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

What we do


The VCSE sector in London is huge with an estimated 80,000 organisations ranging from large multinationals like Oxfam to entirely volunteer run play schemes - in fact it is estimated that 80% of this activity is carried out by volunteers in non-registered organisations, working at the grassroots in the heart of their communities.  It employees over 250,000 people and contributes some £19 billion to London's economy.


Our Vision is of communities being at the centre of a fair and prosperous London.


Our Mission is to champion and partner London's communities through building the capability, sustainability and impact of the VCSE sector.


We do this through Building, Connecting and Leading:

  • Building the capacity of London's VCSE sector to deliver enhanced social value
  • Connecting the VCSE sector by growing the information ecology
  • Leading, sharing and influencing through a distinctive and definitive voice

We focus our work on networking - Safer Future Communities Network, the Employment and Skills Network and our Health network - and capacity building on a wide range of topics including how to build relationships with the private sector.

We work to ensure that the voice of the sector in London is heard by policy makers and funders alike.