Free corporate consultancy for VCOs, charities and social enterprises


In conjunction with National Grid, Volunteering Matters is currently delivering a volunteering project called Good Leaders, which was launched in 2014.

The project matches National Grid volunteers with the leaders of not-for-personal-profit organisations to enable them to receive free consultancy over a period of approximately 4-8 months — around 15-30 hours of time and 4-5 meetings. The project has now run nearly 60 successful ‘matches’.

The corporate volunteers are selected for their business skills and have particular expertise in strategic planning, project management, procurement, stakeholder engagement, customer relationship management etc. To be eligible to be considered:

  • You must be a registered charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit organisation.
  • Your organisation must have been established for at least two years.
  • Your organisation must have a turnover of at least £75K p.a.
  • The leader of the organisation (the person being ‘matched’) should have been involved with the organisation (not necessarily employed) for at least six months.


Please note that Good Leaders currently has ten volunteer providers in the West Midlands but this pool is growing.

To express your interest in being selected to receive Good Leaders support send mail to Janet Whitehead at Volunteering Matters.

For more information view the flyer.


Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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