VOLA is a consortium of Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector service providers operating in Liverpool City Region. The consortium exists to provide a formal structure for supporting the VCSE sector in relation to learning, skills, employment support and criminal justice services (crime prevention and rehabilitation of offenders) in the area.
Operating as a Social Enterprise and legally constituted in 2013, VOLA Consortium is a Company Ltd by Guarantee (8746685) and is soon to apply for charitable status. However, the consortium has actually been in operation in an unincorporated form since 2007 through a hybrid managing agent/ lead provider model.
VOLA has a strong track record of success in managing and delivering complex and challenging public sector contracts supported by solid business management and support infrastructures and, since its inception, has delivered over £7m of publicly funded contracts, supporting 4,000 learners and over 700 employers to date.
The consortium has robust contract, programme and project management processes and, to date (Dec-13), have involved 78 member organisations in the delivery of consortium contracts. Over 100 members have also taken part in capacity building and Quality Improvement activities.
We are pleased to announce that our new online membership platform has now been launched.