Outsource VCSE Support is a Community Interest Company (Company Number 10157463). We offer a variety of outsourced and specialist support services for voluntary organisations across York and North Yorkshire.
Whether you're planning to outsource a range of work, need expertise in one area or are simply looking to collaborate on a project by project basis, we provide a complete range of solutions that have been carefully designed to give you the help you need.
What we offer
Specialist Accountancy Services
Marketing and Communications Support
Research and Evaluation
Why work with us?
Outsourcing is a familiar concept for many entrepreneurs. Small companies routinely outsource a variety of functions, often because they don’t have the key skills within their own workforce, while many large companies turn to outsourcing to cut costs.
However, unlike the traditional model of outsourcing, our approach is to develop solid ongoing relationships that move beyond mere costs savings or functional delivery.
While it’s true that outsourcing can save money, that's not the only, or even the most important reason to consider it, and the video below highlights some of the other benefits of working with us.
Outsource provided a range of support services to help me develop a major educational project on Corporate Social Responsibility.
They helped me develop a unique brand identity for my small social enterprise. I was thrilled with the quality of their work
It is a relief to know that there is an organisation like Outsource for small charities to access quality accountancy advice
We seek to build relationships based on trust and are committed to being open and transparent. We are firmly rooted in the voluntary sector and motivated by social change rather than the need to drive sales, and we’ve developed a unique collaborative model that means we’re under no commercial pressure to suggest a particular approach if it's not needed.
Our unique position means that we can bring the objectivity of external consultants, and the passion and commitment of a loyal team. We work with your people, and take the time to get to know your beneficiaries, service users, volunteers and trustees to develop a unique overview of your organisational culture that enables us to offer genuinely impartial insights.
- Mission Focused
Our core principles are intended to build lasting partnerships with focused direction and we want to make a really positive impact on your organisation to help you achieve your aims. This approach means we fully understand the bigger picture and are able to offer tailored services that will always link to your values and the vital elements of service delivery.
We operate with integrity and have a principled approach to our social and environmental responsibilities. We actively seek to work collaboratively with other social enterprises, maximise an ethical supply chain and contribute to local community initiatives.
Our People and partners
Liz Hamilton is a qualified Social Worker and has worked in the public and voluntary sectors for over 25 years.
Following a career in adult social care, she worked as an independent trainer and as a community mediator, before managing Volunteering York.
She is a passionate advocate of good practice in volunteering, and provides training and resources for both volunteers and volunteer managers.
Liz has collaborated with a number of organisations to develop volunteering projects that offer sustainable opportunities for people with support needs.
Her skills encompass, business development, team building, workplace mediation, volunteer management, training, coaching and mentoring.
Kenny Lieske studied Politics and Social Policy and has worked in the voluntary and social enterprise sector for most of his life.
He began his career with ESP, a publishing, print and design co-operative in Edinburgh, and moved to York in 1991, where he established an events marketing social enterprise, which later took over the management of York Arts Centre.
He was instrumental in developing Priory Street Centre as a thriving voluntary sector resource, and successfully secured a range of capital investment to improve the facilities and diversify revenue.
His skills include, asset management, organisational development, business continuity planning, data analytics, website design and digital marketing.
Jeff Todd is a Chartered Accountant and retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He has over 30 years experience in providing accounting and advisory services to a wide range of clients in several countries across Africa and the Middle East as well as in the UK.
In addition to providing accounting advice to charities and performing Independent Examinations on behalf of a local VCSE Support and Development Organisation, he has worked with a number of not-for-profit organisations internationally.
Karen Wood has been a qualified Chartered Management Accountant for 23 years, employed in both the private and voluntary sector.
She has worked with a large number of very different organisations, preparing charity accounts, performing independent examinations and providing financial support.
Karen helped to establish CANNY (Community Accounting Network North Yorkshire) alongside voluntary sector infrastructure organisations from across North Yorkshire.