VOLA Consortium

VOLA Relaunch March 2014


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.

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Latest Membership News

We are pleased to announce that our new online membership platform has now been launched.

In late 2013 VOLA Consortium incorporated as a Company Ltd by Guarantee and is in the process of applying to become a registered charity, so are now inviting membership applications for the new VOLA Consortium company.

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Greenbank College, and Sefton CVS are the accountable bodies for current VOLA contracts
VOLA is managed by Sefton CVS, a Registered Charity No. 1024546.
Registered in England, Company Limited by Guarantee No. 2832920.
Registered Office: 3rd Floor Suite 3b, Burlington House, Crosby Road North, Waterloo, Merseyside L22 0LG.
Tel: (0151) 920 0726 x213 Email: info@volamerseyside.org.uk
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