About Us

GRCC is an independent, Charitable Company, limited by guarantee.
We are committed to strengthening and working with Gloucestershire’s communities, providing them with professional advice and support and representing them at local and national level to make sure they are heard.

We work throughout urban and rural Gloucestershire and are also a rural champion, part of a network of 38 Rural Community Councils across England, working under the umbrella of ACRE (Action with Rural Communities in England) and reporting directly to DEFRA.

Our mission, “to enrich the lives of people living in Gloucestershire by supporting them through change and enabling them to determine, shape and develop their own communities”, is at the heart of everything we do – ensuring that we remain a neutral source of expert knowledge and a useful link between communities and the agencies involved in community life.

We offer a range of knowledge, resources and support underpinned by our values:-

  • Empowering and enabling active communities
  • Sustainability
  • Achieving excellence and best value
  • Responsiveness and adaptability
  • Inclusion and equal opportunities
  • Participation and partnership
  • Openness and accountability

Help us continue to support communities by becoming a GRCC member – click the action button on the right to find out how.