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The Voluntary & Community Sector Reference Group

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The Voluntary & Community Sector Reference Group (VSCRG for short) has been set up to provide a network of individuals acting in the capacity of Voluntary Sector Representatives with our strategic partners in the public and private sector through the Solihull Partnership. SUSTAiN’s role is to facilitate and support the group with communications and a secretarial function.


There are 13 voting members of the VCSRG who are all elected by the local voluntary and community sector.

  • Janet Down (CEO of SoLO) is Chair of the VCSRG
  • David Lane (CEO of DiSE) is Vice-Chair

There are others acting as Voluntary Sector representatives on sub and working groups. Details of who those people are can be obtained from Dave Pinwell.

There are also four non-voting members on the VCSRG: one nominated from Solihull MBC; one from the Solihull Partnership; plus the CEO and a Board Member of SUSTAiN.

Elected representatives sit on a number Solihull Borough strategic groups, representing the voluntary and community sector in strategic discussions and reporting back via this website.

Strategic Bodies

Click on one of the links below to view updates and reps details.

For more information, talk to one of the above reps or contact Dave Pinwell on the Solihull SUSTAiN phone number below or email