The Cabinet office has launched a free online tool, supported by the Big Lottery Fund for VCSE’s to help them improve their performance and sustainability. The strength checker was launched on the 1st February and is primarily aimed at small to medium sized VCSE’s although larger VCSE’s can access and use it.
This tool will provide bespoke reporting to help highlight an organisations key strengths as well as areas that could be more effective and need some attention. VCSE Strength Checker will also signpost organisations to invaluable sources of support and funding, and information generated through the reports available can be used to help in planning funding bids.
Reports will be supplied under the following headings:
- Marketing and opportunities
- Strategy and planning
- Track record and capability
- Quality and impact
From these reports VCSE’s can work to build on and strengthen their impact and the findings can be incorporated into applications for funding which could be critical to their growth.