About Us

Our mission is to help local charities, community groups and volunteers to thrive.

This means helping them to get started, supporting them to find the funds and volunteers crucial to making their work happen and by giving them all the tools and resources they need to be the best they can possibly be.

It’s a tough world out there –voluntary groups are relied on more than ever before but without anyone to rely on themselves, things can easily get messy…and that’s where Community Impact Bucks can really make a difference.

After 35 years of doing what we do, we know this sector well & are lucky enough to be trusted as the ‘go to’ organisation for all things non-profit in Buckinghamshire

  • 2,000 members of our network
  • Over 900 organisations rely on us every year
  • The nationally accredited Volunteer Centre for Buckinghamshire

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR LAUNCHING, RUNNING AND SUCCEEDING IN THE charity and community WORLD

call our hotline on 0300 1111 250 oemail info@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Our Services

Download our latest Impact Report 2015-16

Download our promotional leaflet about the services we offer.

More About Us

We were formed through the merger, in 2010, of a number of pre-existing organisations (Buckinghamshire Community Action, Vale Volunteers, Voluntary Action Chiltern and South Bucks and the Priory Centre) but we can trace our roots back over 35 years.

We provide services throughout Buckinghamshire including rural Milton Keynes. We are linked to three national bodies ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), part of the Rural Community Action Network (RCAN) and accredited as a Volunteer Centre by Volunteering England (now part of National Council of Voluntary Organisations, NCVO).

We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, governed by a board of trustees. The charity's objects are are specifically restricted to promoting any charitable purpose for the benefit of the community in the county of Buckinghamshire and its adjacent areas and in particular the advancement of education, the protection of health and the relief of poverty, distress and sickness.

Our activities to meet these objects:

  • We work with voluntary and community groups and communities to maximise their effectiveness and efficiency (including utilising volunteers) to deliver and develop services to meet and respond to changing needs and ensure they have a voice in strategic decision making.
  • We provide bespoke support to help develop community projects throughout Buckinghamshire. Focussing on meeting the needs of the vulnerable and socially isolated we work in the heart of the community to develop volunteer driven solutions. We also work direct with communities to provide expert advice, signposting and support for their community assets i.e. village halls, community shops etc.
  • We advocate on behalf of the rural, voluntary and community sector to ensure that our strategic partners are aware of the wider issues impacting on residents and voluntary and community groups, and organisations are kept aware of strategic decisions that could impact on them. See our list of currently attended partnerships and forums.

Through these activities we contribute to: 

  • Developing cohesive communities by bringing people or groups together who have common interests.
  • Enabling individuals to resolve personal barriers to achieve or retain their independence.
  • Providing links to volunteering opportunities enables individuals to develop new skills or use those they have,improving well being and employability.
  • Helping to build the capacity and capability of communities and voluntary and community groups/organisations.

Our mission and values

To help local charities, community groups and volunteers to thrive.

In supporting communities and voluntary and community groups we will be:

  • supportive, enabling and empowering
  • cooperative and inclusive
  • impartial, fair and frank

Conflict of Interest
We recognise that there may sometimes be a perceived conflict of interest between developing services ourselves and supporting others to develop services. Our preferred approach would be to ensure that local services are delivered by local not for profit organisations, and where there is such an organisation willing and able to develop and deliver the service then we would support them to do so. If we cannot find a suitable local provider we may then develop a service ourselves in order to fill the gap – in such situations our preference would be to do so in partnership with other local not for profit groups.

Impact Report

Impact Report 2015-16

Annual Report and Accounts

The Annual Report and Accounts for Community Impact Bucks are available by clicking on the links shown below.

Alternatively if you are unable to download the accounts please contact Community Impact Bucks at 0845 3890389.

Annual Report & Accounts year ending 31st March 2015

Annual Report & Accounts year ending 31st March 2014

Annual Report & Accounts year ending 31st March 2013

Annual Reviews

Annual Review 2013-14

Annual Review 2012-13

What we do

Our infogram shows some of the services we delivered in 2013/14