history

April 2014

CaVSA and FCPT merge to create sobus 

July 2013

CaVSA and FCPT Trustees begin discussion on combining forces to create a new organisation with the ambition and resources needed to support transformation of the local community and voluntary sector across Hammersmith & Fulham.

December 2012

FCPT launches the Dawes Road Hub.  CaVSA moves in as the first and main anchor ‘tenant’ of the Hub.

March 2011

The North Fulham NDC programme comes to an end and FCPT purchases the old St Saviour’s School site on 20 Dawes Road to convert it into badly needed community office space and affordable housing.

September 2010

North Fulham NDC set up the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT) to champion civic engagement and keep the legacy of the New Deal for Communities alive.

2009

CaVSA and North Fulham NDC work together to deliver a successful Voluntary Sector Apprenticeship project

2007

VSRA changes its name to CaVSA (the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham) and moves to new offices opposite Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall in King Street, Hammersmith.

2000

North Fulham NDC is launched as one of 39 New Deal for Community projects that aimed to regenerate the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country.

1997

Voluntary Sector Resource Agency (VSRA) is established as the local Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) in Hammersmith & Fulham, to provide developmental support alongside networking and representation opportunities for local community and voluntary sector organisations.

sobus
20 Dawes Road, London, SW6 7EN

Telephone 020 7952 1230
Email info@sobus.org.uk

Registered Charity No.1071089
and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England No.03471416

sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.