NCVS provides a range of fee based services to organisations delivering positive social, economic and environmental change.  Our services are specifically tailored to the needs of voluntary and community groups to help them to maximise their social and economic impact.



Mediation Service


Mediation is when an independent and impartial third party discusses a problem with two people in dispute to try and find a solution that works for both of them. It’s often used after informal discussions between them haven’t come up with a solution.


Mediation can be very useful in employee situations but it can also be very helpful in any situation where human relationships are causing operating difficulties. This could include volunteers, trustees and clients as well as employed staff.   Mediation is voluntary and the mediator will not and cannot force the parties to accept a solution. Both of them must agree on the way to solve the dispute. Mediation does however facilitate the formation of a solution, and encourages the parties to work together to resolve their issues.


Mediation shouldn’t be used to solve problems that have to be formally investigated (e.g. harassment or discrimination).  Mediation helps people who don't see eye to eye to sort out their differences as quickly as possible - saving time, money and stress.


We can provide you with an ACAS-trained mediator for a very reasonable fee.  Your initial consultation to find out if your issue or problem is amenable to a mediated solution is completely free of charge.  We will then provide you with a fixed price for any subsequent work, and if required we can arrange the room bookings as part of the mediation service.  We guarantee to be impartial and to keep your issue completely confidential.


For more information contact us at NCVS on 0115 934 8458 or email us



Our training programme is designed around your needs as a voluntary, community or social enterprise organisation. We provide training across all our services and specialisms, and much more. You can attend at our premises in Nottingham City Centre, starting at £25 per session, or we can come and deliver to your staff from £250 per half day. Details of courses already on offer can be found on our training page, or contact us for bespoke needs.


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Business Development and Organisational Support


Whether you need a critical eye over your business plan or funding application, facilitation of an away day or an external input to your strategic plan, our team is here to help. Drawing on our experienced, specialist staff, we can and will deliver bespoke, client focussed solutions. Every commission begins with a free half hour consultation to determine your needs and agree an action plan including a quotation.


Contact us on 0115 934 8400 and ask to speak to a member of our Sector Development team to discuss the support you need, or email us.



Charity and Company Registration


We know it can be daunting when faced with the prospect of registering your organisation as a legal entity. Let us take the worry out of forming your charity, company or social enterprise. Our experts will take you through the entire process, working with you to develop registration documents, model your social aims and even help you decide the most appropriate legal form if you are unsure.


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Employee Volunteering


Employee volunteering is an effective and powerful way for businesses to invest in their staff and local communities. We can help employers by:

  • Providing information and advice on how to start volunteering
  • Assisting with volunteering leave policies and procedures
  • Promoting volunteering to your workforce.


Employee volunteering can:

  • Enhance the wellbeing and development of employees
  • Be an alternative and complementary approach to staff development and training
  • Increase publicity and reinforce organisational reputation.


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Registered Office: 7 Mansfield Road,
Nottingham, NG1 3FB

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