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Welcome to VCAT

VCAT aims to develop an effective and highly skilled voluntary and community sector, capable of making a strong contribution towards a fair and open society in Trafford.

As the local support and development agency in Trafford, our role is to help voluntary and community groups and local charities in their development.

  • We have over 500 members drawn from Trafford's voluntary and community sector.
  • We provide support to groups both funded and unfunded.
  • We help new groups and existing groups to develop, provide information and training, assist in liaison with local government and enable the views of voluntary groups to be represented.
  • We work with management committee members, staff and volunteers to support them in their work. This can include: fundraising support, financial advice, personnel and employment advice, constitutions and governance, Charity and Company formation and the co-ordination of the local voluntary sector.