How Support4Dacorum can benefit you
As part of Support4Dacorum we will be introducing new ways to help you, including themed online and face to face forums around finance, fundraising, volunteering and the use of technology in your service, as well as an annual voluntary sector conference in Dacorum, outreach drop-in surgeries around the borough and the building of a database of local voluntary sector organisations.
The new service will be available from both the CAD offices at 48 High Street and also VCD’s Roundhouse in the Marlowes, which will also be open on Saturdays.
Those in full membership will have access to the services of both organisations including those that fall outside Support4Dacorum i.e. minibus hire, payroll services and free Connect Dacorum membership. We have also expanded our payment methods to BACS, debit/credit card (via the Support4Dacorum website), cash and cheque payments, so we can accommodate the best method for your organisation.
Why Support4Dacorum was created
CAD and VCD have historically received individual funding from Dacorum Borough Council. This funding is used to support the borough’s voluntary and community organisations in all aspects of their service delivery, including recruiting volunteers, volunteer management, fundraising, governance support, training and much more.
As of 1st December 2016, the council has awarded CAD and VCD a three-year contract to work in partnership to deliver a brand-new service: Support4Dacorum.
How to join Support4Dacorum
Our first step as a partnership is to offer a joint membership plan, which will enable groups that use both services to benefit administratively and economically. Groups currently in membership with both organisations pay a total of £50 in membership fees, the joint membership will now be £45. We are, however, still leaving open the option to join only one of the services if that better suits your needs.
Once in membership, we will invoice you annually for payment (terms 30 days). If you want to cancel, simply inform us by the end of December and we will remove you from the system and its services.
All current CAD and VCD memberships have now expired, so in order to continue receiving our support services we urge you to complete an application to join Support4Dacorum.
Please feel free to call 01442 253935 if you have any queries and speak to Helen or Loretta, or you can email