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.

AGM & Conference

Find out what happened at our AGM & Conference in November, when we were joined by guest speakers to discuss Health of the Sector and Health in the Sector in Cumbria. You can also view a video slideshow of images from the day.

Funding Advice

We have two Winter Funding and Advice Surgeries coming up in Carlisle on Thursday 14th, and Penrith on Friday 15th December. Book an appointment with our Community Development Officer for valuable advice on Funding and Governance.  

Muncaster drop-in

Drop-in session for voluntary and community sector organisations and group – Monday 11 January at Muncaster Village Hall. Pop in for a chat, a brew and a biscuit and find out how we can support you and your organisation.

Community spirit

Community spirit is strong in South Copeland! Our Development Officer, Beresford Moyle Rosser, gives us a snowy update on what’s he’s been up to recently, and provides details of forthcoming drop-in sessions, new networking events + more in his latest blog.

New Chair for CCVS

A new Chair has been appointed at Cumbria CVS, to lead the Trustee team. Departing Chair Mike Taylor handed the reins over to Sheila Gregory at our November AGM.

2022-23 Annual Review

Annual Review – rising to the challenges: We’re delighted to be publishing our Annual Review. Covering the period from April 2022 to March 2023, it features reports on a huge range of activity across the year.

Meet the Council

Meet the Council: Mon 11 December. This event will provide an opportunity to engage with Westmorland & Furness Council on two important, & related, issues: the development of a new customer strategy and an organisation wide approach to equalities, diversity & inclusion.

Carlisle Network

Carlisle Community Groups Network – Tues 16 Jan 2024 at Brampton Community Centre. This is the network for Carlisle and district community organisations of all sizes to get together, run by representatives of community groups.

Useful Info – December

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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AGM and Conference 2023 – taking the pulse of Health in Cumbria

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