New Partnership with NCVO
by Felicity Humphrey,

New Partnership with NCVO

We are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership with The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Since becoming independent from NCVO 31 years ago in 1987, ACRE has had a strong track record of speaking up for rural communities on the national stage.

With 38 members making up the ACRE Network, we reach out to over 52,000 grass roots organisations in 11,000 rural communities. Working with NCVO will strengthen and amplify our rural voice.

All ACRE members will now have full access NCVO membership benefits free-of-charge.

Richard Quallington, executive director of ACRE, said, ‘We are pleased to be able to work closely with NCVO to represent the needs and promote the voice of rural communities.’

Whilst ACRE will remain independent and fully accountable to our members, this opportunity enables us to enhance our resources and support for rural communities. As part of our new partnership, all ACRE members will now have full access NCVO membership benefits free-of-charge.

With our grassroots intelligence behind us, we can bring an authentic rural perspective and evidence base to the NCVO’s national policy work.

Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said, ‘This is an important partnership; not only strengthening our understanding of issues affecting rural communities, but also providing a greater level of support and advice to vital rural networks.’