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.

Inspiring Barrow celebration

The Inspiring Barrow Kickstart programme, which has empowered 1700 young people in the Barrow area for the last eight years, closed this month with a celebration evening. The event saw previous participants, school staff, head teachers, funders and staff sharing stories of the positive impact achieved over the years.  

Asking the right questions…

Our South Copeland Development Officer, Beresford Moyle Rosser, gives us an update on what’s he’s been up to recently, and how listening to podcasts got him thinking about why it’s important to ask the right questions to understand how to best help the organisations he supports…

Planning for the future

South Lakes Poverty Truth Commission Coordinator, Lois Sparling, updates us on the project’s Working Groups, and how they’re starting to think ahead to what happens after this stage of the project concludes in October.

Useful Info – July

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.

Bid writing training

Bid Writing for Charities and Community Groups – 29 August & 5 September on Zoom. This training for community organisations in Allerdale and South Copeland will teach the fundamentals of bid writing, ensuring future success in funding applications.  

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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Barrow schools project closes with celebration event

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