Ealing & Hounslow CVS
Ealing and Hounslow Community Voluntary Service is a registered local charity that has been supporting voluntary and community sector (VCS) groups in Ealing for over 30 years and Hounslow groups since 2012. Find out more about the wide range of practical support services we offer VCS groups.
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Gurpreet has worked with a wide diversity of organisations and funders, supporting the Voluntary and Charitable Sector for over 20 years. She was appointed as CEO at the end of 2020 having joined the organisation in 2017 as a Deputy Chief Executive. Gurpreet has led the organisation through a period of substantial growth with successful fundraising initiatives that have generated the funds to deliver community projects and Local Volunteering Infrastructure services in Ealing, Hounslow and surrounding areas. She executed the logo refresh and the rebrand of the organisation.
Working with our key partners Gurpreet leads on the strategic development and sustainability of the Ealing and Hounslow CVS
I have worked with in the voluntary sector for 4 years and have a degree in Public Health and Health Promotion from the University Of West London. I have worked on a range of health projects, supporting local groups with training needs and organising events. I have recently been on maternity leave bu I am now pleased to be back in the role of Volunteer Co-ordinator for Hounslow. I truly believe that volunteering can be beneficial and can make a big difference to both individuals and organisations.
Position: Hounslow Volunteer Centre Manager
As Funding and Group Development Manager, I support voluntary groups getting started, helping them to get funding and ensuring they have the correct policies and procedures in place. I also support the Hounslow Voice Network to give a voice to Hounslow voluntary sector organisations and facilitate partnership work with statutory bodies like the council.
Position: Funding and Group Development Manager
Irfan has over 10 years experience in the Community and Voluntary Sector, much of that time as a Senior Manager. Irfan has cultivated a large portfolio of successful projects and service delivery, managing various projects from pilot initiatives and multi year partnerships, local authority and national central government ,to pan European funded projects.
Irfan has contributed to matters of domestic and European policy through work with the Ministry of Justice, Home Office, and the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.
Current member of the Law Society Human Rights International Action Team and former Executive Board Member for the country’s most successful pro bono legal advice clinic, overseeing the delivery of £1.7 million of free legal advice and casework for those facing barriers accessing professional legal help.
Position: Head of Operations
My name is Ana, and I work in the Cancer Awareness Project 2023-2025, which is run in partnership with EHCVS and Macmillan Cancer Support. I hold a Healthcare Technician degree from Colombia. In London, I completed an MSc in Management focusing on Project Management at BPP University, followed by a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care. I’m currently studying Naturopathy on a part-time basis.
I have extensive experience working in hospitals, nursing homes, Primary Care Networks (PCN), and communities, where I have been involved in patient care, implementing changes, and leading teams. I thoroughly enjoy my current role for the Cancer Awareness Project. It’s incredibly fulfilling to raise awareness about cancer, train cancer champion volunteers, and provide assistance to people in the Ealing and Hounslow communities.
Position: Community Care Coordinator and Volunteer Manager
Hi, I’m Joe. I have previous experience with marketing roles in the events sector, a degree in media & communications and some English teaching in Seoul, South Korea. Working at EHCVS for almost a year, I’ve supported projects from start to finish using my past skills and experience to complete high-quality projects. I plan, execute and monitor results, and activities throughout and utilise social media, content creation and contacts throughout the business to promote projects and deliver them successfully. My current project is the health, well-being and cost of living roadshows across Ealing and Hounslow. My role has allowed me to help positively impact residents and communities at a higher level than I thought possible a year ago.
Hi, I’m Liz. As a former resident of Ealing and Acton for over thirty years, I am delighted to have joined the Ealing and Hounslow CVS team to work on its Community Connections Acton project. My background is in Social Care providing support for people with physical and learning disabilities.
I have recently completed a bachelor’s degree in Community Development at London Metropolitan University and am committed to social action and providing amplification for community voice. My aim is to work collaboratively with residents and community groups to create and provide access to networks of support for those intending on building innovative and inclusive community initiatives in Acton.
Position: Community Connections Officer
My journey in the world of Information Technology has been an exciting one. I hold a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering and have spent over six years honing my skills and knowledge in this field.
During my career, I’ve had the privilege of volunteering at EHCVS for more than a year. This experience allowed me to give back to the community while also learning valuable lessons about teamwork and dedication.
Currently, I’m part of an exceptional team, where passion, cooperation, and a shared commitment to excellence define our work environment. I view this field as a realm where my creativity can flourish. It’s where I get to express myself, push boundaries, and continuously strive for innovation.
Position: Web Development Officer
Kanishka has over 18 years of experience in the development sector in multiple contexts, ranging from grassroots to the international development and safeguarding. He has provided technical support for many organisations, including the community and voluntary sector, in policy development and advocacy, research, government of childhood, development program design, and skill building across many countries. Kanishka holds an MA in Safeguarding and Security, MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology and a Master of Regional Development and Planning, along with many certifications obtained from governing bodies as a development professional, including PMD Pro.
He is currently supporting the community and voluntary sector in Ealing, London, with a focus on developing the capacities of ethnic minority groups.
Position: Group Development and Engagement Manager
I have recently relocated to the UK from Ukraine and I am happy to be part of EHCVS. I have the proven track record of 10 + years’ experience in leading large-scale EdTech Projects from initiation through to implementation. Recognized for ability to design and implement innovative interactive online courses. I’ve been volunteering all my conscious life. I really like to contribute my energy, free time, and efforts to help people. Because I’m sure that volunteering provides a sense of purpose, and it helps people to learn new skills and make new friends.
Position: Volunteering & Social Action Coordinator
Thank you to our all funders who enable us to deliver all our projects at Ealing and Hounslow CVS
Meet Our Trustees
I have been a trustee of numerous organisations (HADEA, ECIL, ECVs, REAP) with over 30yrs working in the voluntary sector and undertaking varied tasks and responsibilities. I have led on a number of strategic directions and plans that have spanned different areas of concern and development for both the sector and key stakeholders that include members of the general public and organisational beneficiaries.
My personal development (CPD) in increasing my knowledge and building areas of expertise within the sector has seen me take over 100 short course that include amongst others; Civil Society Governance; Volunteer Management; Financial Management; Project and Strategic Development; Stakeholder Analysis; Policy Analysis; etc.
Most crucially and from my experience of Ealing as a borough, I am constantly aware of the issues that face residents and the struggles and challenges they face. I take an active role in attending events and session within the borough in my role as a community activist. I am more concerned and will always act to protect the needs of Ealing residents, who continue to face challenging and tough times.
Tony has been treasurer with EHCVS and its predecessor for the last ten year and in that time has worked to revise the financial system to one that is primarily aimed at enabling us to manage our cash flow. He was also closely involved in the rewriting of the Memorandum and Articles and the introduction of the risk analysis and project management processes.
Prior to this he worked for HSBC in Operations where he was responsible for operational risk, project development and management, and quality control. He also worked on a voluntary basis with BSI for twenty years chairing their main committee overseeing the work on compliance awards for ISO9000 and similar standards. Prior to this he worked in market research and marketing.
Tony’s hobbies include walking long distance footpaths, producing sculptures in wood and stone and in studying the mechanisms of politics (but not with any direct involvement!).
Ann Jacklin is currently Vice-Chair of EHCVS. She has been an Ealing resident for over 30 years and has been an EHCVS trustee since 2015, having previously been a trustee of the Ealing Community Resource Centre.
Ann is a pharmacist who has worked in, and for, the NHS for nearly 40 years, mostly in the hospitals within Imperial College Healthcare Trust and more recently, nationally. Now semi-retired, Ann enjoys being able to contribute to the EHCVS Board, supporting local voluntary and community groups
Anthony Brooks is a solicitor with many years’ in-house experience. Specialising in charity and administrative law, his most recent positions were as Director of Governance and Legal Affairs for the Royal Institute of British Architects and before that as General Counsel/Head of Legal at the Law Society, where his role included bringing legal challenges to uphold access to justice and fundamental rights.
Anthony moved to Hounslow in 1995 and has been a resident of Ealing since 2011. He joined EHCVS as a Trustee in 2019. A strong believer in community action, his role on the Board is to cover legal and governance issues. He was responsible for updating and modernising EHCVS’s articles of association in 2020.
Balvinder Kaur Chahal (Mrs.) settled in the UK and soon began voluntary service through the local Community Relations Council, helping build civic infrastructures to support society as a whole. An Economics lecturer she believed in community return and studied law to grasp UK systems, sharing her knowledge and skills within the community.
Gradually, she developed a women’s network (SWWA), was part of the UCA, also Vice-Chair of the Ealing Police & Community Consultative Group (giving evidence to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry), was a member of Healthwatch and an elected Governor of Ealing Hospital. Presently she is Chair of the ‘umbrella’ organisation, Southall Community Alliance (being a primary member) and is a panellist to the Ealing Independent Advisory Group.
Balvinder has been a Trustee of Ealing CVS dating back to the 1990’s and is well versed in public representation with a ‘can-do’ attitude. She considers it her great honour to serve society, squaring the circle of duty in return for the privilege of education she received.