Community support

Through the work of TCV, communities become stronger, working together to improve the places where people live and tackle the issues that matter to them.

TCV brings residents and other stakeholders together and provides them with the practical expertise, resources and training they need to engage in sustained social action that makes a positive difference.

TCV draws upon our expertise as a national organisation and take a local approach, working with people and communities to co-design solutions that meet local needs.

Through our Community Network TCV connects groups with each other and provide access to a package of support including a dedicated website, insurance, discounts, funding information, access to grants and much more.

Join TCV's Community Network

TCV’s Community Network supports hundreds of groups across the UK who are passionate about protecting their local environment or who wish to create new green spaces to reflect their community’s unique needs.

Thanks to the generous support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we are delighted to offer annual membership of TCV’s Community Network FREE.

Join the network now to access discounts from TCV’s suppliers of tools, trees, seeds and equipment, funding information, support and guidance, grant information, discounted insurance and much, much more.

Whether you’re experts or just thinking about getting involved in environmental activities we can give you a helping hand to turn your vision into reality. From developing a new food growing plot to creating an outdoor classroom or designing a haven for wildlife, we are here to support you.

Join the Community Network

Creating thriving communities through natural impact

TCV works with communities to help them take an active role in the creation of local outdoor spaces that reflect their community’s unique needs.

Their precious green spaces might be used as somewhere to grow food, as an outdoor classroom, as a haven for wildlife or simply somewhere to meet friends.

Join in TCV’s local conservation projects, or with our network of community groups, to create and develop these spaces at the heart of communities.

Find a Community Group near you

On my first ever day with TCV, I realised that I had stumbled across a group that was going to provide me with an ongoing and amazing experience each and every week.

Eve, TCV Volunteer

Our community group has been in existence for some ten years but it is only over the last three that it has really begun to thrive. Now things are growing so fast it is difficult to catch our breath sometimes. Having the support of TCV is just invaluable – the discounts, the advice, the help with the insurance – where would we be without all that?

John Bullen, Chair, Over Hulton Community Group

The Chestnut Fund – helping Community Groups find their feet

To ensure that more and more groups can get up and running successfully, the Chestnut Fund can provide all-important launch funding for those who need it. The fund is an independent charity whose grants are administered by TCV.

Find out more about the Chestnut Fund