Supporting Local Communities

By uniting, strengthening Peterborough’s voluntary, community sector, and championing our members and their work, we’re helping to make the sector’s impact greater than the sum of its parts and improve the quality of life for people across the city.

PCVS stands up for local charities, community groups, and volunteers and gives a voice to the voluntary services sector in Peterborough. With more than 500 members, we’ve been supporting Peterborough’s charities and volunteering groups for 40 years.

Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service provides a wide range of support services to both member groups and the wider community. We have a diverse range of members from different ethnic backgrounds, faiths and disabilities.

Our support for local communities includes running regular forums. Please find a summary of the forums we run below. If you are interested in joining any of our forums and for more information, please email

Disability Forum

To meet regularly to share important information and discuss issues affecting disabled people, their families and carers.

Domestic Abuse Forum

To develop and maintain a consistent approach to supporting Domestic Abuses Survivors in the City.

Mental Health Forum

To support the work of the organisations within the Mental Health VCS sector and their employees. To share knowledge and relevant information between organisations.

Peterborough Food Partnership

Meeting once a month or more if emergencies arise to discuss food distribution across the city, discuss influxes in demand and other changes in demographics, needs and other support.

Debt & Poverty Forum

Meeting bimonthly to discuss the issues surrounding debt and poverty within the city, difficulties and problems arising and how we may come together to try and resolve them.

Women's Forum

Meeting bi-monthly to discuss the issues and difficulties women are facing within the city, how these voices can be amplified, and where are the gaps within the city.
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