About Us

Cumbria CVS (Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service) offers help, advice, training and support to third sector groups throughout Cumbria.

We bring organisations together to form a powerful voice for our sector.

Local Infrastructure organisations, like us, support over 160,000 local charities and voluntary groups across the country, helping them to thrive and deliver essential services within their communities.

NAVCA’s #HeartOfOurCommunity video explains, and celebrates, how it works:

Our Purpose

Increased Impact, Influence and Investment in and from Cumbria CVS and the Third Sector

Our Values

Leading by example – encouraging creativity, innovation and best practice
and being passionate about what we do

Aiming for and promoting excellence in everything we do

Recognising, valuing and being accessible to the Cumbrian community in
all its diversity

Treating ourselves and others with respect and dignity, being honest,
transparent and accountable to all our stakeholders

Championing the principle of not-for-profit contributions to life in Cumbria

Our Mission

To increase Impact, Influence and Investment in and from Cumbria CVS and the Third Sector.

Strategic Plan

To view our complete Strategic Plan including our current themes click HERE.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

To view the minutes of our AGM (2020) please click here: AGM Mins 2020 

To view our End of Year Accounts 2019-20 please click here: Cumbria CVS – Full Accounts – 31.03.2020

General Data Protection Regulations 2018

You can view our Privacy Notice here

Click to read our new Privacy Policy

Equality and Diversity Statement

Cumbria CVS is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Organisation. It is our policy to ensure that all employees, associated organisations, service users and job applicants receive the same treatment regardless of their gender, culture, sexual orientation, marital status, age, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, disability or background. Nobody should be disadvantaged by any conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justified.

Cumbria CVS is committed to take action to remove any unfair discrimination in all its operations as well as taking positive action to promote equal opportunities.

Click here to read our Equal Opportunities policy

Commitment to Staff Training

At Cumbria CVS we are proud of our commitment to staff training and development. We see it as important for both developing staff and volunteers’ ability to do their work as well as possible, and for their own career development.

Complaints Policy

Cumbria CVS tries to provide the best possible service. However, if you have been disappointed in any way, please let us know by using our Complaints Policy


Cumbria CVS is committed to providing quality services for all members, clients, stakeholders and partners and as part of this commitment we maintain a quality system that meets BS EN ISO 9001 – “Quality Management Systems – Requirements”.

Please see our Quality Policyhere

Third-Party Suppliers

Although Cumbria CVS displays information about third-party suppliers, this does not in any way imply, suggest, or constitute Cumbria CVS’s approval of third-party suppliers.
Cumbria CVS does not endorse or recommend the products or services of any third-party suppliers and is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of information relating to third-party suppliers contained on this website.