CVS has helped majorly with several funding applications (many of which have been successful). Representation on LA boards, forums, steering groups etc which championed the work we do. Being made aware of upcoming opportunities for partnership working. Networking opportunities with other sector orgs.
I found the support beyond beneficial. Staff I have worked with have gone above and beyond to support our work and have always been approachable, realistic with expectations and available.
Your support has helped us secure funding, have the confidence to sit on various boards, represent other voluntary orgs, form meaningful partnerships and help in planning for sustainability.