EVOC supports third sector engagement in the city’s twelve Neighbourhood Partnerships. They are made up of local people, councillors, police, health and voluntary sector representatives, with an aim to:
- make each neighbourhood a better place to be
- use local views to influence how things are done
- give small grants to support local activities
EVOC works directly with Voluntary Sector Forums. These subgroups within the Neighbourhood Partnerships facilitate communication and planning among the voluntary sector organisations that operate within each local area. They fit within and feed back into the Neighbourhood Partnership structure.