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Welcome to Cumbria CVS

Cumbria CVS is 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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Cumbria Community Foundation wins national grant making award for Neighbourhood Care Independence programme

Congratulations to the Foundation – and to all CVS staff who have been involved in the delivery of the NCI programme, along with our many partners.

Karen Bowen

Trustees wanted!

Fancy taking up a new challenge?

At Cumbria CVS we are very fortunate; we attract exceptionally good Trustees who stay with us for significant periods of time. This has been very important in building the knowledge, expertise and skills of our Trustees as a group; it’s this shared skills and knowledge base that helps to ensure that our organisation is consistently well managed and directed towards a strong, sustainable future.

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Thank you!

A big thank you to all volunteers and organisations that attended the Volunteers Week 2015 Volunteer Celebration and Recognition Events. A fantastic week of celebrating the amazing work volunteers do throughout Cumbria!

Judith Holmshaw
County Volunteer Support Officer
Cumbria CVS

Photo: celebrations at Whitehaven with volunteers, voluntary organisations and CVS staff, including Judith.

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Building Better Opportunities

– Calling Partners!

The Building Better Opportunities is £5 million programme jointly funded by BIG Lottery and European Social Fund (ESF). The programme is aimed at supporting people who are furthest from employment and who experience some of the most extreme disadvantage in Cumbria.

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Join Cumbria CVS Today

Become a member of Cumbria CVS today:

  • Become part of a strong, vibrant organisation with an active voice in the third sector
  • Access exclusive member benefits
  • Reduced fees on training and events

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Reach out and make a difference

Could you help older or vulnerable people stay independent at home?

Cumbria CVS wants to hear from you if you can give some time to vulnerable people in your neighbourhood. Reach Out and help other people using your skills and talents to make a real difference.
We all occasionally need a helping hand.

Judith Holmshaw

Volunteer Twitter Hour

Join Judith Holmshaw on the Volunteer Hour

The first Tuesday of every month
7 – 8 pm

Thanks to everyone who joined in the discussion last time.

Follow us on twitter: Cumbriacvs
and tweet us with #cvsvolunteerhour

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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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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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