East Devon Volunteer Support Agency is a company limited by guarantee (number 07035905) and a registered charity (number 1134611) with an area of benefit covering East Devon.
Our Member organisations include representatives from local voluntary and community groups and statutory agencies across East Devon and we have over 280 registered and member organisations and over 300 volunteers registered through the Volunteer Centre.
EDVSA works with a wide range of partners and its activities are supported by a wide range of funding bodies. Core CVS and VC activity is principally funded by Devon County Council, East Devon District Council and the Devon Primary Care Trust.
Additionally, we hold contracts/projects that are funded separately and cover the county, these include LINk Devon, Devon Carers LINK (in partnership with Exeter CVS and Westbank) and Be Involved Devon (in partnership with Exeter CVS).
EDVSA's board of Directors has overall responsibility for the development of the organisation and its services. Our day to day activities are managed and delivered by a committed team of staff and volunteers.
EDVSA is a member of NAVCA, NCVO and Volunteering England. Our Sidekick project has Approved Provider status through the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.
Our annual report can be found on our Services section.
Our Aim is to promote Ideas into Action for the people and places of East Devon. We do this by following our objectives outlined in the Constitution which are:
- to promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of the community in the local government district of East Devon and, in particular, the advancement of education, the protection of health and the relief of poverty, distress and sickness
- to promote and organise co-operation in the achievement of the above purposes and to that end to bring together in council representatives of the voluntary organisation and statutory authorities within the area of benefit
- provided that, in carrying out these charitable purposes, EDVSA will seek to challenge all forms of oppression and inequality and to give priority to working with people whose full participation in society is limited by economic, political and social disadvantage.