history

January 2018

Sobus opened our second hub on Freston Road offering affordable office space and meeting rooms to charities and businesses.

February 2017

Sobus secures funding from LBHF and John Lyons Foundation for the establishment of the Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation. This followed the facilitation of the Youth Partnership Report funded by LBHF.

January 2016

Sobus launches a £100,000 Health and Wellbeing grant programme for the VCS working in H&F. The programme was developed with and funded by H&F CCG. The programme was so successful H&F CCG funded a second round which opened for applications in April 2017.

May 2015

Sobus Board of Trustees approved our five year strategy to focus on four main areas of development; Brokerage, Information and Intelligence, Capacity Building and Premises.

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.