This topic is about the Hub for London, which is the new resource centre born from The Way Ahead initiative supported by London Funders and partners. The Hub takes over the role of supporting civil society groups, organisations and networks from the London Voluntary Service Council, now in liquidation, and Greater London Volunteering, which is being reformed as the Hub.
The Way Ahead faced criticism from some community and voluntary organisations during development of the Hub for a top-down approach, and too little emphasis on building and supporting networks. They formed Our Way Ahead as a network of networks.
The Networked City exploration yielded a lot of ideas on how to complement the central resource with a more networked approach. That is now reflected in recruitment for the Networks Partner post at the Hub. We hope that we can further support that role, and Hub in general, through development of a Community of Practice.