Civic Voice has developed exciting partnerships with a variety of partners, which bring benefits to civic societies and their members when they join Civic Voice.
Bircham Dyson Bell
BDB is a multi-disciplinary UK law firm advising private companies, public sector bodies, not-for-profit organisations and individuals. They provide public affairs expertise to Civic Voice and invite us to a variety of their events.
The Co-operative Bank will provide free current account banking services for civic societies that join Civic Voice and pay interest on these accounts.
Details of the banking services covering all day to day activities are available here
The Co-operative Bank is the only UK bank with a published ethical policy and the first one to establish a specialist charity team
Considerate Constructors Scheme
Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. The Scheme is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole. The main areas of concern fall into three categories: the general public, the workforce and the environment.
Farrells are internationally recognised architect planners. They have designed award-winning buildings and masterplans throughout the world for over half a century. Their specialism is high quality, mixed-use urban complexes, often based around transport interchanges. They are responsive, imaginative and skilled in design and have a passion for environmental sustainability, using resources wisely and creating resilient communities. They are proud sponsors of our Civic Voice Design Awards with Max Farrell the chair of the judging panel.
Member civic societies are able to benefit from a choice of insurance packages which have been specially designed for civic society activities – Society Basic and Society Broad. These are provided by Lockton Insurance and there are options to take out trustee liability and professional indemnity insurance.
Read more here
Marsh Christian Trust
The Marsh Christian Trust was established in 1981 and has two main areas of work; grant-making and the Marsh Awards. The Marsh Awards are in partnership with Civic Voice and are presented each year at the Civic Voice Annual Convention. Read more here.
Members of civic societies who join Civic Voice will be eligible for a free day access pass to the National Trust (worth up to £14). If they are already members this can be given to a friend or relative. Further information will be provided after joining Civic Voice
Civic Voice has a partnership with NCVO the largest umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England. Every group taking out full membership of Civic Voice benefits from free community membership of NCVO. This provides access to a range of services and advice on organisational, legal, fundraising and IT issues which complement the more specialist support provided by Civic Voice. More details on the benefits of this relationship for you are available here.
Noisy Productions is an experienced team of event designers who also stock the equipment to make it happen. From conception to installation, they provide Civic Voice with a complete tailored package for our events. Although they are based in Bristol they provide this service to our events no matter where in the country it may be.
Parliamentary Outreach organise a range of lectures, training sessions, workshops and other events about how Parliament works. Civic Voice partner with Parliamentary Outreach to deliver our Smarter Campaigning Workshops around the country.
The Plunkett Foundation helps communities to take control of their challenges and overcome them together. They support people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run life-changing community co-operative. They are part of the Localism Alliance.
Public Realm Information & Advice Network (PRIAN) is a not for profit organisation supporting individuals, professional bodies and government in improving the public realm.
The Prince's Foundation
War Memorials Trust
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