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.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment – third sector input

From Emma Graham at Cumbria County Council:

Cumbria Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) is continuing to produce the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The JSNA is being analysed in topics and reported by topic and executive summaries. The HWB Intelligence Group is coordinating production of the topic summaries and has assigned a topic lead to each output. The topic areas/leads and current progress and timings can be found at

Veteran Welfare in Cumbria

On 21 May 2015, a veterans’ support conference for welfare providers in Cumbria was held at the Rheged Centre in Penrith. The ‘Get Together: Work Together’ conference was held in response to a need identified by an Armed Forces Community Covenant Forum for Cumbria (AFCC) to ensure better management of resources and support services for Armed Forces veterans.

PEER – invitation with a difference – you talk, we listen!

The Ullswater Suite at Stoneybeck Inn, Cumbria
23 June 2015

Cumbria CVS has partnered up with a team supported by the Cabinet Office to find out what would be the most helpful type of help and support around financing Social Sector Organisations (SSOs). We want to develop a Peer support system focussed on SSOs’ needs. Funders, commissioners, as
well as your own peers will all contribute to the support.