Each day, millions of people make a difference to the causes they believe in through voluntary organisations and volunteering.  This thriving voluntary sector and volunteer movement are essential for a better society especially in times of challenge and change.

That's why, inspired and empowered by NCVO's 11,000 members, they champion the voluntary sector and volunteering by connecting, representing and supporting voluntary organisations, from the smallest community groups to the largest charities:

  • connect organisations with the people, partners and resources they need to make the biggest difference.
  • represent the voluntary sector and volunteering to government using the best research, to demonstrate their true value and help influence policy-makers.
  • support voluntary organisations by generating and identifying the best knowledge and expertise.

NCVO provides advice and support on a wide range of topics and in a variety of formats from practical how-to guides to video training courses or bespoke advice. 

KnowHow Nonprofit

KnowHow NonProfit is support website and the ‘go to' place for social learning in the voluntary sector. It has a community of over 38,000 people who share knowledge, best practice and experience. You'll find anything from expert advice or top tips to bite-sized how-to guides and online training courses on any area of voluntary sector management.


StudyZone is the video training platform of the voluntary sector. With over 40 courses to choose from, you and your colleagues can get all the training you need at your own desks. 

How-to guides

How-tos are practical, step-by-step guides written by our KnowHow community. Anyone who has experience in a voluntary sector area can write, add to, edit or update a how-to as they see fit. 

Funding Central

Funding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. It lists thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and information supporting you to develop a sustainable income strategy.

Consultancy support

NCVO offer bespoke, expert advice to voluntary and community organisations supporting them to become more sustainable and more effective so they can make an even bigger difference with their work.

Training and events

NCVO provides a wide range of training and events for voluntary organisations from one-day events to bespoke workshop packages or even online training.