VS6 is a partnership of 11 support organisations working with the 8,600 voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) groups operating across our Liverpool City Region (LCR).
What do we do?
We work together to champion the vital role our sector does and could play in the future of the City Region, while seeking to shape local policy and implementation for the benefit of our communities.
How do we do this?
VCFSE support organisations have collectively engaged with public and private sector partners on a City Region level since 2004. In 2015, we formally launched the VS6 partnership in order to provide a voice, platform and action model for VCFSE participation.
We’re focused on driving positive change by connecting the VCFSE sector with our developing city region. Together, we have links to 8,600 organisations across the six boroughs, and aim to support these groups – many integral to our communities - to collectively influence decision making:
Offering solutions to some of the most challenging economic issues facing our City Region
Driving community-centred approaches to transforming health and well-being
Providing a single point of contact for the city’s VCFSE sector
VCFSE in Liverpool City Region
Over 8,600 VCFSE groups supporting communities across the City Region including 5,500 community groups
24,000 plus FTE employees working in the sector
£918m GVA contribution to the City Region
180,000 volunteers contributing over 500,000 hours per week
Source: Measuring the size and scope of the VCS in Liverpool City Region (Liverpool John Moores University: 2015)
VS6 is made up of the following organisations:
Community Action Wirral
Halton & St Helens VCA
Merseyside Youth Association
Network for Europe
Community Foundations for Lancashire & Merseyside
We have a vision that our city will be:
The most vibrant, ‘happening’, equal region in the country, where people feel connected and included
Where success is shared and measured through both economic, health and social outcomes
A family-friendly city where people have a work life balance
Driven by a sustainable, economic strategy that leads on innovation and creativity
A place where large employers want to bring their businesses
Where everyone can have a job, progress in work, develop a successful career and improve their prosperity
A region where small and large organisations work together to enable people to thrive; and
Where the VCFSE sector, and its potential, is better understood and seen as essential to a thriving, inclusive economy
Rev Canon Dr Ellen Loudon
Independent VS6 Chair
0151 705 2113
A policy and secretariat support function is provided by VSNW. Key contacts:
0161 276 9300