What We Do

Our Three Strategic Objectives


Enhanced co-operation and co-ordination within the voluntary sector


Build communications capacity to enable effective messaging and influencing of service provision


Making better use of existing data in order to effectively influence policy at local, regional and national level

Meet our Team

We are governed by a Project Board comprised of representatives from the voluntary sector led by an Independent Chairperson
Photo of Project Chair

Dipali Chandra

Chair and Network Facilitator

Dipali has chaired the Project since May 2020. She also runs the West Midlands Funders Network, and undertakes funding assessments, monitoring, organisational reviews, research, strategy and business development for the third sector

Andy Hoole

Project Coordinator

Andy has been the Coordinator of the Project since March 2019. He has worked in the Public Sector for 15 years, most recently for West Midlands Police

Lydia Harper

Project Officer

Lydia joined the Project in January 2020 and is engaged in outreach work within the sector to aid our strategic understanding of current and future activity.

Latest News

Current Developments from the Project


We have recently coordinated a letter from colleagues across the voluntary sector to all candidates in the forthcoming West Midlands Mayoral elections asking for their support in lifting the deadline for applications to the EU Read more…


As part of our work to provide strategic support to the sector we are currently developing an Asset Register that will help us understand and evaluate patterns, trends and needs. This will collate information on Read more…