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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 throughout Cumbria, and work with groups that involve volunteers to follow best practice.

Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Cumbria CVS is offering a range of services to local organisations during this crisis including funding advice and support, volunteering support and good practice and general support.

Please contact us for further details email:

Please also see our page on Coronavirus for further details regarding current advice and support:

Agile Working – Covid 19

Cumbria CVS is slowly starting to re-open its buildings – Shaddongate, Carlisle and Lesser Kings Hall, Barrow – with staff managing a mix of home and office working.
We are still here for you! To access any of our services, please call 01768 800350, email or visit our website:

Please note: our main phone hours will return to normal (9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 3pm Fridays) starting Monday 7 September.

Funding Support – Covid 19

Funding Advice and Support

If you are looking for funding to help support your organisation/group during covid-19 then we can help! Our advice and support includes helping you apply for funding relating to Covid-19, for example setting up a new group that supports people dealing with issues relating to Covid-19 and recruiting volunteers to support you deliver your services.

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