Sova enters merger negotiations
Sova and CRI have entered into negotiations with a view to a merger between the two national charities.
The trustees of both charities have agreed for merger talks to proceed and believe that the benefits to the service users and the communities CRI and Sova each serve would be significantly enhanced by combining their expertise and many years of experience.
Sova Chair Randeep Kaur Kular says: “For more than 35 years Sova has been working at the heart of communities in England and Wales to help people steer clear of crime and make better choices. Our goal is to increase the impact we have on preventing and reducing crime by strengthening our offer and broadening our reach.
“Joining forces will help both organisations to maximise opportunities to further our work in building stronger, safer communities with this in mind our two organisations are entering into negotiations.
CRI CEO, David Royce says: “CRI and Sova very much share a vision, a values base and an aspiration to help those in need to grasp the opportunity to lead independent and crime free lives. Also, Sova’s extremely strong volunteering heritage perfectly complements CRI’s commitment to peer-led support. This all creates a solid foundation on which to base these discussions.”