VOCAL Environment Forum

VOCAL Environment Forum

About the Forum

VOCAL Environmental Forum was established in 2019. The forum provides a broad-ranging representation of the interests and views of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations working in the environmental sector in Salford.

Research has evidenced the importance of Green Space, outdoor activities and the benefits they brings to promote good mental health and wellbeing. The Forum aims to develop a stronger VCSE environmental sector, which will have a pivotal role to play supporting activities such as volunteering and Social Prescribing.


Objectives of the Forum

  • To share knowledge of what is happening locally
  • To develop a 'bigger picture' of other projects available to link with
  • To create potential joint project working and collaboration around green spaces
  • To have a collective voice for the environment sector
  • To provide mutual support (e.g. peer support, joint funding opportunities, social media campaigns, sharing news)
  • To promote equipment sharing (e.g. 'Friends of' groups can get together a share tools)
  • To facilitate special interest environment groups


Forum Meetings

VOCAL Environment Forum meets four times per year. You can view reports from recent Forum meetings below.



Membership is open to VCSE organisations working in Salford. 

To become a member email vocal@salfordcvs.co.uk



Martyn Willcock (Green Space Development Worker)
Telephone: 0161 787 7795
Email: Martyn.Willcock@salfordcvs.co.uk

Forum Meeting Reports

December 2021 Report

VOCAL Useful Links


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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
Registered address 
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 
Email: office@salfordcvs.co.uk


Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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