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Building the Future

Monday 5 June 2017
9.30am – 4.30pm
Brathay Hall, Ambleside LA22 OHP
How do we sustain excellence in the voluntary and community sector in challenging times?

This one day event seeks to bring together practitioners, managers and leaders from across the network to consider the opportunities that change creates; share best practice for sustaining excellence in the sector and create an understanding of what “success” for the sector looks like.

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

Rebuilding Together

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.
The ‘Rebuilding Together’ programme will take place over the next 3 years, led by Cumbria CVS and delivered in partnership with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) and Action with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) – three local charities with a long history of working together to support Cumbrian communities and organisations. The programme started in October 2016.

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.