Statement of Purpose

VAL is a membership charity established in 1967 to support Lewisham charities, social enterprises, community groups, volunteers and activists to achieve positive change for the benefit of people in Lewisham. We provide:

  • Training, advice and support
  • A voice for communities in local decision making
  • A physical space for organisations to come together
  • A platform for people to volunteer across Lewisham

Our vision and mission

We want to see strong, vibrant communities that can take their place at the heart of every sphere of Lewisham life.

Our mission is to build a resilient voluntary and community and social enterprise sector that is responsive to the diverse needs of our local communities.