2017 January 04

New Year – New Beginnings

Happy New Year
I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all our members, partners, funders, stakeholders and clients a very happy New Year.
I am sure that 2017 will bring many opportunities and challenges for us all. We will enjoy the opportunities, and we will embrace the challenges and work to turn them to our advantage!
Here at Cumbria CVS, we are looking forward to a number of new opportunities in 2017.

New CEO
Well, this may be the last Ebulletin article that I write as Chief Officer of Cumbria CVS, as my successor has been appointed and will start on 1 February 2017. After a comprehensive and dare I say, enjoyable recruitment process, our trustees appointed Laura Cadman as the new Chief Executive Officer of Cumbria CVS. I will remain in post until 31 March so there will be plenty of time for a smooth transition.
I am sure you will join me in welcoming Laura to Cumbria CVS – and that you will all play your part in helping her settle into her new role. I will let Laura tell you more about herself in the next edition – so please watch this space!

Funding Update and News & Events from Other Organisations

Cumbria Victims Charitable Trust (CVCT)

Did you know that there is a trust dedicated to providing financial help for victims of crime? CVCT exists to support initiatives to assist victims of crime to cope and recover from their experience, and to prevent victims being targeted and/or repeat victims of crime.

Applications need to be supported by an independent person with knowledge of the individual and the circumstances. Grants will be targeted at cases where no other funds are available to the victim.

How to Book

A booking form must be completed for each delegate on each course or event:

  • Book and pay online or
    Download the booking form and flier(s) from cumbriacvs.org.uk/training-and-events/
  • complete the booking form and return with payment (if required)
  • by email to info@cumbriacvs.org.uk
  • or by post to: Cumbria CVS, Shaddongate Resource Centre, Shaddongate, Carlisle CA2 5TY

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CVS Volunteer Training

Lone Working
Thursday 18 May 2017
9.30am – 12.30pm
Quaker Tapestry, Friends Meeting House
Stramongate, Kendal LA9 4BH

Do you occasionally work alone? Do you know how to keep yourself safe?
This course will look at:

  • Top tips in personal safety
  • Developing personal safety / lone working measures
  • What to do in an emergency situation
  • How to recognise potentially difficult situations

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Cumbria CVS Events

Third Sector Question Time
Monday 22 May 2017
2 – 4pm
Rheged, Penrith CA11 ODQ
Refreshments will be available from 2pm; Question Time will start at 2.30pm

Cumbria Third Sector Network is organising a Question Time event to give people from local voluntary organisations and community groups the opportunity to hear what representatives of the main political parties have to say about the issues that matter to them before June’s General Election.
We hope to have representatives from 5 political parties:

Improve your Skills

Allerdale Community Learning and Skills provide a wide variety of courses, workshops and events. These include some of the following: English and Maths; GCSEs; Employability Skills; Health and Well Being; ICT and Digital Skills; LLDD and Family Learning.

We also work with a variety of organisations; Schools, Children Centres and other partners to support outreach provision to deliver programmes for Family Learning and Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (LLDD).