Support & Services

We are very pleased to welcome our newest regular users of the Shaddongate building – Carlisle Police Cadets.

The cadets will be using the centre one evening per week and will also help us keep the building and external areas clean and tidy.  Carlisle Police Cadets are young people who have an interest in a future career as police officers. They get together to learn all about different aspects of the law and carry out practical activities, to help them develop skills that will hopefully support them in their future careers.

Updated Website
We have recently updated the information on the website relating to Shaddongate and would  encourage you all to take a look HERE
If you are or may be interested in using any of our rooms, please do contact us on 01768 800350 or – we would be happy to show you around all the facilities.

Shaddongate Resource Centre

Special Offer!
Why not take advantage of our current offer and enjoy 20% discount for your first/next booking at Shaddongate Resource Centre?! We have a range of rooms to suit your needs including a large Community Hall, meeting and training rooms, 1:1 space and a commercial kitchen.

To view the different options available please visit our website HERE

To redeem this offer: your booking must be made by 31 December 2018.

Shaddongate Resource Centre
Our building is fully accessible and has a range of great spaces available from rooms for one to one meetings, a boardroom (max 20) and training rooms, to regular office space and a fantastic Community Hall that is ideal for larger-scale events (see a full breakdown of facilities below). Whatever your needs, we have the right room for you. All facilities are competitively priced, with discounts available for CVS members. Come and see for yourself.

  • Training room/meeting space
  • Boardroom/small conference room
  • Community Hall
  • Self-contained office space for hire/rent. Rooms available for 1-2 to 6-12 people.
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Managed wifi across the whole building
  • CCTV
  • Induction loop systems
  • Secure locking and access systems

 Screen, projector, flipcharts, refreshments and catering are available upon request.

For all enquiries about Shaddongate or to arrange to take a look around, please contact Steve on 01768 800350 or email him directly at

Cumbria CVS at Work – Case Study

County Volunteer Network Meeting

Cumbria CVS runs a County Volunteering Network bringing together local volunteer managers from across Cumbria to share good practice in volunteer management, share ideas, learn from each other and network.  Judith Smale, County Volunteer Support Officer, facilitates the network meeting responding to key volunteering issues and topics that volunteer managers wish to gain more knowledge about. The last network meeting on 5 September was at Penrith Rugby Club on Social Media and Volunteering.

The County Volunteering Network meeting highlighted:

  •  Who currently uses social media in their organisations
  • The different social media platforms
  • The benefits of using social media to attract new volunteers and engage with existing volunteers
  • Online software and tools were identified that could enhance social media presence
  • How to use social media to promote organisations and stand out from the crowd
  • Potential volunteering themes were provided for each month of the year that could be incorporated into a social media strategy
  • Templates for individual work plans for organisations to plan a social media strategy were provided
  • How Cumbria CVS, Inspira and the University of Cumbria Students Union uses social media to promote volunteering opportunities, thank existing volunteers and communicate with existing volunteers
  • Importance of personalising social media was discussed, e.g. Inspira and the Students Union staff were trained to have their own social media accounts to promote the work they are doing with volunteers and so the responsibility is spread across the organisation and made more personal when engaging with new people or existing contacts.

38 volunteer managers from across Cumbria attended the network meeting.

You can read about the outcomes and how much it benefitted local organisations and volunteer managers here