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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.

Office Space & Rooms for Hire

Shaddongate is a modern, fully accessible building in Carlisle with a wide range of facilities, now with covid secure measures in place.
It boasts a range of meeting/training rooms, a commercial kitchen and a community hall – all at affordable prices.
For further information or to arrange a visit, contact us today: 01768 800350

WANTED – Your Attendance!!

Join us on Tuesday 8 December 2020 (from 10.30am) for our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which this year will be held online.

We will take a look at the last year – with its success and challenges –  update you on our new organisational direction and you can help us elect our new Trustees. We are very pleased that both HM Lord Lieutenant Claire Hensman and Cllr Deborah Earl will be in attendance.

To join us simply email:

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 has once again moved back to mainly home working and so our buildings – Shaddongate in Carlisle and Lesser Kings Hall in Barrow – are currently closed (not available for external hire) until at least 2 December. To access any of our services, please call 01768 800350, email or visit our website:

Funding Support – Covid 19

Funding Advice and Support

If you are looking for funding to help support your organisation/group then we can help! Our advice and support includes helping you apply for funding relating to Covid-19 or for general funding. 

Contact us for further information on 01768 800350 or email with your funding enquiry.

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