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.

West Cumbria Funding Fair

Join us at the West Cumbria Funding Fair – Tuesday 9 July in Workington. It’s a fantastic opportunity for groups to directly engage with local and national funders and support groups regarding projects/funding requirements. Find out which organisations you can talk to on the day, and book your place!

Cumbria CVS Green

Cumbria CVS Green blog No4 is here! This month we hear from Ali about reducing car use, catching the bus, and enjoying a day out for £4….. You’ll also find links to useful resources, information and news, updates on our own climate commitment and more.

Developing Allerdale

Gareth Cavanagh gives us an update on his early months in post as our Development Officer and the support he’s been providing in the Allerdale area. From finding funding for a bowling club, helping a new charity to get registered, and supporting community centres, an upcycling scheme, sports clubs… it’s been a busy start!

District Manager’s blog

Our District Manager for Cumberland, Bridget Johns, gives us an update on what she’s been up to in April & May, including team appraisals and a get-together, spreadsheet tinkering, supporting groups in the area to become more sustainable, and delivering training…

Trustees’ Network

Our next Cumbria Trustees’ Network Meeting is on Wednesday 3rd July, where we’ll be discussing inducting trustees. The Network brings together organisations to share experience, good practice, ideas and offer peer support.

General Election resources

The UK General Election takes place on Thursday 4 July 2024. To help you navigate the rules and regulations around campaigning, understand the best ways to make the voices of the communities you support heard by candidates and more, we’ve compiled some useful resources.

Useful Info – June

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.

Creative Evaluation

Design evaluations that are engaging, collaborative, participatory, inclusive and creative! This workshop on 17 July will showcase how Creative Evaluation approaches can produce important benefits for organisations, teams and individuals engaging in evaluative practice.

Volunteering in Cumbria

If you’re an organisation looking to recruit volunteers, or you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, register on our portal to submit your vacancies, or search for the perfect role!

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