Cumbria Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Reference Group

Cumbria Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Reference Group was set up almost 12 years ago to provide coordinated third sector engagement with our partners in statutory services and to ensure the voice and representation of the third sector (children, young people and families) on key strategic decision making boards and working groups like the Children’s Trust Board and the Cumbria Local Safeguarding Board and to develop joint working for the benefit of our clients and service users.

The Hub – Supporting the Health and Wellbeing of people in Eden

The extended Hub services at Sandgate Resource Centre, Penrith were officially opened by Colin Cox, Director of Public Health at a launch event on Monday 26 September.

Representatives from around 50 organisations attended the launch and were able to promote their services and find out about the extended services offered by the Hub and the Place Based Services Helpline. David Allford from Cumbria Community Foundation spoke about the small grants funding opportunities for organisations and groups in Eden and throughout Cumbria. The Place Based Services Helpline continues to provide information and advice to people living in Furness, South Lakes and Carlisle as well as Eden.

Cumbria CVS AGM

Wednesday 19 October 2016
9.45am – 12.30pm
Energus, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall, Energus CA14 4JW

Join us at our AGM and help us celebrate our achievements over the past 12 months, learn more about our services, hear about our plans for the future and network with others.

This event will include updates from HM Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman and Dr Jon Burchell (University of Sheffield) who will present new research on Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV). Presentations from local projects including Carlisle Ambassadors and Give a Day, will further highlight the benefits of volunteering and third sector organisations and businesses working in partnership.