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Welcome to Cumbria CVS

Cumbria CVS a registered charity and membership organisation. We help community/voluntary/not-for-profit groups and organisations to develop and improve by providing training and services that can be 1:1 support, funding advice, bespoke training, or through our regular training courses.

We help place volunteers throughout Cumbria, and work with groups that involve volunteers to follow best practice.

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service awarded to local volunteers

More than 200 volunteers from Theatre by the Lake in Keswick were praised for their passion and enthusiasm on Saturday 6 September when they received the highest award that can be given to a volunteer group in the UK. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the group equivalent of an MBE.

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Financial Services

- not just for the third sector!
Are you a sole trader, partnership or limited company?

We can prepare your:

  • Payroll
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounts
  • Self Assessment Tax Returns

and more…..

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Join Cumbria CVS today!

Take advantage of reduced rates for services and training;
enjoy the benefits of our expert support and advice;
access discounts on supplier services, including NAVCA Essentials.

Read more to discover the full range of benefits and how to join.

Join now.

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Renew your membership today!

For exclusive member discounts on training, events and other services, please renew your membership today.

New! Membership this year also entitles you to free bespoke support in areas such as Funding, Governance, Business Planning and Volunteer Development plus a range of discounts from suppliers of various services.

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The Edge

The Edge is a Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership project led by Carlisle College offering funded training to businesses and their employees / volunteers so they can secure the skills they need for growth.

Cumbria CVS is working with the Edge to help identify the skills gaps in your organisation and find a training solution to meet your needs.

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Office space and meeting rooms

We have space available to rent at our popular Community Resource Centre in Maryport. A range of sizes is available from space that will accommodate 1 person, to an office that will seat up to 10.

You can also hire a room for a one-off meeting/training session.

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Volunteer with NCI

Neighbourhood Care Independence (NCI) provides older people and vulnerable adults with activities, services and support that help them to remain independent at home.

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