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Activity Based Volunteer Recruitment Days 2015

Working in partnership with Cumbria County Council, Cumbria CVS has secured funding through The
Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund (AFCCF) to organise three one-day ‘activity based’
volunteering events targeted specifically but not exclusively at ex-service personnel.

Through these events we hope to provide members of the armed forces community with an
opportunity to:

Cash available for local community groups!

The Neighbourhood Care Independence (NCI) Small Grants provides cash for volunteer led groups and organisations in Carlisle and Eden, South Lakes and Barrow

If you work with adults over 65 and vulnerable adults under 65 who require services or support to help them remain independent at home and in their community, this could be the grant for you.

Tony Brown from Cumbria CVS said, “We are looking to support volunteer led groups in local communities. Last year the grants supported luncheon clubs, a zumba class, a bowling group, a community allotment, a time bank scheme and many other groups and schemes that helped people within their communities stay active.”

Welfare Reform Commission – One Year On

The Cumbrian Commission on Welfare Reform, which was led by Cumbria Third Sector Network on behalf of Cumbria Leaders Board published it’s report nearly a year ago. During that time, the Commission have worked hard to influence how services are delivered locally through the development of a local action plan as the report recommended. We have engaged with local MP’s, corresponded with Government and worked with local DWP staff to try and make improvements.