All voluntary and community organisations need to ensure that they are not only providing the quality of service that meet their clients’ needs but that they have all the necessary processes in place to ensure that their organisation is in good shape for the future.
Completing an Organisational Health Check will help ensure that your organisation is operating in the optimum way, meeting all legal requirements and delivering according to good practice. It will also help to identify any issues you may need to work on.
Training for Volunteers
Last Winter’s floods brought out the very best in people throughout Cumbria, with a huge volunteer response. If you or your team of volunteers were involved in flood recovery or think that you may like to help in the future, then our new training programme is for you. It will help volunteers respond confidently following an emergency situation.
FREE to all volunteers
The Big Lottery Fund has announced a £1 million package to help Cumbrian communities become more resilient. This comes in the wake of December’s devastating floods, and will help local people, communities and organisations to prepare for similar events in the future.
Cumbria CVS is offering a FREE governance training session for groups working to benefit Copeland residents. These sessions are for up to 3 hours and are funded the by Copeland Community Fund.
Copeland Borough Council are currently in a budget consultation period and are inviting our partners to give their feedback.
They would be grateful for your input – please click on the link below – the page includes the budget consultation report, a video and online survey:
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.
New funding available for local groups in Cumbria and Northumberland
Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.
People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in Cumbria and Northumberland – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.
Many thanks to those of you who came along to our Third Sector Engagement meeting on 13 April at Rheged, Penrith – a brilliant turnout with over 120 attendees.
The Public Health Team at Cumbria County Council also asked me to pass on their thanks to you.
Please find attached (click here) the questionnaire circulated at the meeting to be completed with your feedback, comments and suggestions.
Renew your Cumbria CVS membership today:
- Be part of a strong, vibrant organisation with an active voice in the third sector
- Access exclusive member benefits
- Avoid increase in fees
– Calling Partners!
The Building Better Opportunities is £5 million programme jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund 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.