Forest Voluntary Action Forum (FVAF)

The Forest Voluntary Action Forum have supported and worked with Feeding Gloucestershire since 2021. They have provided valuable insight into the work happening in the Forest of Dean and Nick Penny has sat on the Network Board of Feeding Gloucestershire bringing insight and experience from his work in the communities of the Forest of Dean to help ensure the Vision, Mission and Aims of Feeding Gloucestershire are reflective of the work needed at grassroots level.

FVAF are the Voluntary Service Council and Volunteer Centre for the Forest of Dean. Providing assistance to many of the hundreds of voluntary and community organisations in the District who are in turn better able to deliver their work in and for the local community.

Since forming in 1994 they have developed a reputation for encouraging, embracing and enhancing community action throughout the Forest of Dean. They believe that through community-led approaches we enable citizens to develop the skills, resiliency and social capital to live happier, better connected lives.