Welcome to Cumbria CVS

Cumbria CVS is a registered charity and membership organisation. We help community/voluntary/not-for-profit groups and organisations to develop and improve by providing training and services that can be 1:1 support, funding advice, bespoke training, or through our regular training courses. We help place volunteers, and work with groups that involve volunteers to follow best practice.

Members’ Directory

We’ve launched a new Members’ Directory to provide our Members with up to date information on the wealth of voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations operating throughout Cumbria. The database that allows the user to view an alphabetical list, search by organisation name, geographic area, specialism or a keyword.

Safeguarding training

Safeguarding Adults at Risk Training for Managers – Thursday 18 April, in Kendal. This full day course is for managers who have a role that includes responsibility for safeguarding in their organisation.

Safeguarding training

Safeguarding Adults at Risk Training for Managers – Wednesday 17 April, in Penrith. This full day course is for managers who have a role that includes responsibility for safeguarding in their organisation.

Safeguarding training

Safeguarding Adults at Risk level 1 Training, Tuesday 16 April, in Barrow. Designed to help build understanding of safeguarding duties & responsibilities for volunteers & aimed at those involved in the care or support of someone who could be at risk of harm.

Trustee Training

Charity Trustee Induction & Refresher – 12 April, online. Understand what governance and trusteeship are, know who trustees are – what they do and their personal liabilities and protection available. Useful for anyone who’s new to governance and trusteeship, or existing trustees and senior staff who would benefit from a refresher course.

Mental Health blog

Maria Bezuszko, Step Forward Referral Coordinator, shares a personal update on a busy 2023, managing her mental health, and how the Step Forward in to Volunteering and Employment programme can support businesses address wellbeing in the workplace.

ICC Reps wanted

We are looking for 2 NEW reps to work as part of Collaborative Leadership Teams in Integrated Care Communities covering the areas of Workington and Cockermouth & Maryport. In this role you’ll represent the third sector in a key part of our local approach to planning, developing and delivering integrated health and care services.

Trustees’ Network meeting

Wednesday 13 March – The Trustees’ Network brings together trustees & directors from different voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations to share experience, good practice, ideas and offer peer support. Join us on Zoom.  

Walney Volunteering Fair

This event aims to attract those that are chronically isolated or anyone interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer and local volunteering opportunities. It is open to the general public to come along and find out about volunteering across Barrow-in-Furness.

Useful Info – February

We’ve rounded up the very latest events, training opportunities, charity news, surveys, research, feedback, reports, services and much more – in one handy place! Our Useful Information page is updated with new information as we receive it during the month too, and there’s a new page every month.

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