About the network
Strategically poised in the heart of the London Thames Gateway and based in the host borough of Newham, the East London CVS Network (ELN) is a dynamic partnership bringing together the ten Councils for Voluntary Service in the boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Greenwich, Hackney, Havering, Lewisham, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, and the City of London.
East London is an area of fantastic opportunity and home to half a million people in the largest regeneration area in the United Kingdom. The redevelopment of the Thames Gateway, as well as the social, physical and economic regeneration of the Olympics and Paralympics Games, is drawing in new investment and new business, taking advantage of the development of new infrastructure and communities, and building on the success of London Docklands.
Through our borough based and sub regional partners, ELN is actively engaged in creating opportunities for third sector organisations and communities. We are strengthening and shaping relationships and networks working with our partners to deliver innovative systems and focused activities, helping develop a more robust and better functioning third sector.
‘Realising Potential’ illustrates, in brief, the strategic importance ELN plays in helping to shape a more robust and better functioning not-for-profit sector in East London. We invite you to take a few moments to download the report to find out about some of the work we have done towards achieving this goal.