Community Development

SO:Linked works with existing voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations of all sizes, as well as with people who are looking to start up community groups, organisations and social businesses.

We can help you with many aspects of your organisation including

  • Consultancy
  • Training
  • IAG
  • Recruiting and managing volunteers
  • Governance
  • Funding
  • Linking you with other organisations and networks
  • Advice on HR matters
  • Policy development

The partner organisations within SO:Linked that support with Community Development are:

Southampton Voluntary Services

We are the umbrella body for local voluntary and community groups working in Southampton. We provide a wide range of services including specialist support, advice and training to our membership. We also provide and promote information to individuals and organisations on volunteering in the city.

Social Enterprise Link

Creating and providing opportunities for social, cooperative, community and trading charity enterprises. We will provide you or signpost you to our expert members if you start, develop, market, commission your social enterprise, find educational opportunities or for anything social and cooperative enterprise in Wessex


TWICS provides affordable and accessible training to enable people to overcome their barriers to learning and develop ‘community work’ skills with the opportunity to have their training accredited and gain qualifications. This allows people to not just to get engaged in their local community but to also get paid employment.

Self Referral Form

*By submitting this form you are giving permission to the SO:Linked partnership to store your information securely in order to provide you with the SO:Linked service. We will not pass your information to any 3rd party without your consent. Once this form is submitted the details are directed to the secure SO:Linked email address.
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