New CVS Membership

Further to the announcement last week, I wanted to reiterate the message that as of 1 April 2020, membership of Cumbria CVS is now FREE.

See message from David Allen last week:

“I am pleased to announce that as of 1st April 2020, Cumbria CVS will no longer be charging a membership fee.  This was unanimously agreed by our Board as part of our developing strategy to support the sector whilst becoming financially sustainable.  Instead, we will be developing a range of free services for members along with a range of “paid-for” services.  This is a work in progress, and we will be consulting with you on this as our plans progress.  We welcome your feedback on this move – agreed before COVID-19 hit us, but hopefully still a valuable shift…

Any fees due from 01 April 2020 onwards will NOT be charged.  We won’t be refunding membership fees paid up until that date – even if they cover the bulk of the 2020/21 financial year – partly due to the administrative costs of doing so but also the “distraction factor” which would take us away from prioritising all our efforts into supporting the pandemic response.”

Naturally, we will contact you all in due course to provide further details of what this means for you – many details of which we are still working through – but just to say that we are looking forward to welcoming many more of you as members and providing support, information, advice, representation and many other valueable services for you and to you.

In the meantime,  if you have any questions, please do contact us –

Alison Phillips
Support Services Manager
Cumbria CVS