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Business Continuity Planning

As part of the move to Shaddongate, Cumbria CVS is reviewing our business continuity arrangements and in particular our flood response, as Shaddongate was a flooded property in 2015.  We have been working with partners since Storm Desmond on developing flood plans and health checks for organisations facing emergencies and will be building these into our own plans too.  If you too are thinking about your continuity planning, not just for flood but fire and other risks too, Cumbria CVS would be happy to provide support.
Please contact us on 01768 800350 and we will put you in touch with one of our Business Development Officers.

Free Training

Rebuilding Together
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

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.

New funding for local groups

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.

You can still feed into Designing Cumbria’s Health and Social Wellbeing System

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.