Charity: Community Action Network
Community Action Network (CAN) was formed in 2019 from the merger of Poole Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) and Bournemouth CVS, these charities had a rich history going back over 50 years, and form the foundations of our work today. We want to see communities that are strong, healthy, diverse, vibrant and flourishing. We work in partnership to make that happen through: EMPOWERING the voluntary sector to survive and thrive, by providing expertise, support, development opportunities and training ENABLING volunteering through our Volunteering Hub, helping everyone to play an active role in their community CONNECTING communities by helping to create conditions where everyone’s voice is valued and heard by facilitating great local networking and communication We are proud members of NAVCA, our national membership body, and hold their quality mark (seen as an exemplar holder), and NCVO who unite to champion the remarkable role of charities and volunteers. Any charity, voluntary group, community organisation or public sector service working for the good of the local community can join us for free – and our members are the heart of everything we do. We also offer a Business Supporter membership, enabling local businesses with a ‘social conscience’ to connect and collaborate with like-minded people.