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External Organisations

The links in this section lead to other organisations’ websites that may be useful to those working in community development and the wider voluntary and community sector.

If you would like your organisation to be listed in our external links section, or you would like your entry to be updated, then please email Sammie Tanns, Information and Communications Officer, on


North East

Support for the voluntary and community sector in Teeside and Wear Valley. Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) and volunteer bureau.

Action in Rural Sussex

South East

Aims to identify problems and respond to the needs of rural communities in Sussex.

Action Link London


An information resource for and about the voluntary and community sector in London.

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE)


National charity whose purpose is to support sustainable rural community development.

Amnesty International


A worldwide voluntary movement of people who campaign for human rights.

ARENA Network


Provides support on environment, quality, health and safety and training issues.

ARK - the Northern Ireland Social and Political Archive

Northern Ireland

Social science information resource.

Association of British Credit Unions (ABCUL)

UK / the Four Nations

The main trade association for credit unions in England, Scotland and Wales.

Association of Voluntary Service Organisations (AVSO)


The European platform of national and international non-profit organisations active in the field of longer term voluntary service.

Barrow Community Regeneration Company

North West

An independent organsiation working in community development in and around Barrow-in-Furness.

Beyond Barriers


Project that challenges discrimination and prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Black Development Agency

South West

Works within the Bristol area to empower Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.

Breckland Council


Statutory authority.

The Amethyst Project

Yorkshire and Humber

Supports women to develop activities and enterprises which address local community needs in rural areas of the Peak District.

The Colebridge Trust

West Midlands

An independent company aiming to improve the lives of residents in North Solihull.