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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.

Karen Bowen

Devolution in Cumbria

Cumbria Third Sector Network has been asked to provide some initial thoughts on the devolution of power from central government to more local areas in England, and the potential implications for local third sector organisations and communities. I thought it would be useful to share some of those thoughts with you, and I’d be interested to hear your views.

Lucie Stephens and John Brown

Cumbria Action for Health

Conference 2014
26 November 2014 at Rheged, Penrith

126 people attended the Cumbria Action for Health Network conference which was ably chaired by John Brown. There was a great mix of art and culture providers, health and care specialists and public sector colleagues.

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Right Balance Accounting

- for all your accounting needs

Cumbria CVS Trading Limited has just launched Right Balance Accounting – the new brand for our excellent Accounting Services.

Whether you are a Charity, a Social Enterprise, a Sole Trader, a Partnership, or a Limited Company, Right Balance Accounting can meet your needs.

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Membership has its benefits

Benefits of Cumbria CVS Membership
Cumbria CVS secures discounts for members (through external suppliers) on essential services such as insurance and telecommunications.

We’re pleased to announce H&H Reeds Printers have joined the select line-up of suppliers.

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MOT your organisation!

This year Cumbria County Council supported Cumbria CVS with a grant of £2,500 to provide an MOT and repair Centre in Carlisle for smaller voluntary and third sector organisations. They got a policy healthcheck and repairs service that focussed on improving governance and policies to sustain and develop the organisations and enable them to continue to provide local services and benefit.

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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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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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