Support to achieve APS

For projects that sign up to APS, the following support is available:

Telephone support call of up to 45 minutes

This is an opportunity for you to discuss specific aspects of your application where you feel you need additional information, such as clarifying an approach within your project against the requirements of APS.

To book your support call, please contact the NCVO Mentoring and Befriending staff on 0207 520 2437 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss possible dates and times. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation email and one of NCVO’s Mentoring and Befriending team will call you at the agreed time.

APS support workshop

Our APS support workshops run in Manchester, Birmingham and London. The workshops offer you support with the self-assessment and development process to help ensure you are ready for your assessment visit. Two places are available for each project at one workshop.

Projects can also attend a support workshop prior to applying to achieve APS at a cost of £45. If the project then signs up for APS, this amount will be taken off the price of the APS application.

Discounted resources and training

Projects that are registered and working towards APS or have achieved accreditation receive a 20% discount on NCVO Mentoring and Befriending training courses

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