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Save money on essential supplier services. Various suppliers have been selected by NAVCA because of their charity-centric approach and commitment to quality. As a member of Cumbria CVS you can access discounts with these suppliers through our members’ only area of the website.

Case Study
Recently a small local charity that provides support for people with learning disabilities has almost halved its phone bills by switching to The Co-operative Business Telecoms, using a scheme developed by NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action).
NAVCA is the national voice of local support and development organisations in England. Its members work with over 160,000 local charities and community groups. The Co-operative Business Telecoms is one of the partners in the NAVCA Essentials scheme. The scheme enables NAVCA members to recommend trusted suppliers to the local groups they support and to receive a commission on sales made.

A London CVS Partnership and NAVCA member, has been trying to help voluntary groups in their local area cut costs. In August 2014 they sent The Co-operative Business Telecoms a year’s worth of phone bills from one of their members and asked what saving they might achieve by switching suppliers.

Both the CVS and their member were delighted to discover that the estimated saving would be around 40% without any reduction in the level of service.

Chris Horne of The Co-operative Business Telecoms said: “By using our services they will be saving money and London CVS Partnership also receives quarterly commission payments. Everyone benefits. But it’s not just about money. It’s also about shared values. We like to support charities and community organisations because, like us, they are driven by strong ethics and social values.”

The Co-operative Business Telecoms is provided by The Phone Co-op, the only telecoms provider in the UK that is wholly owned by its customers thus committed to offering the best service at the best price.

Case study from the Phone Co-op

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