CVS Uttlesford

Working for the Community and Voluntary Sector in Uttlesford

Month: July 2018

Great demand for Green Matters community gardening service

When we launched our gardening service for disadvantaged, disabled and vulnerable people in Uttlesford we could only dream of the levels of demand we are experiencing Through the deployment of teams of locally sourced volunteers, lead by our Horticultural expert…

Free Mental Health Awareness Training 31st August 2018

An introductory four hour session to raise awareness of mental health Our free training for charities and voluntary groups is designed to give: An understanding of what mental health is and how to challenge stigma A basic knowledge of some…

Volunteers Needed – Get Diggin’ It Needs You!

Join the food revolution and grow your own veg, even without your own land The ethos of Get diggin’ It is to mobilise people to come together in community to grow food -together –  in other people’s unused or abandoned…

Working Together: CVS Uttlesford and Frontline

Frontline is a community project that helps the public and frontline workers quickly find details on local health and wellbeing services Frontline was designed by Uttlesford Citizens Advice, but it is really a large community project where organisations and services…

Consultancy for Charities

We can provide charities with advice and guidance on a range of issues Our team in Uttlesford has over 40 years of involvement in the voluntary and charity sectors.   We are able to draw upon a wide range of experience,…

Automatic disqualification rules for charity trustees and charity senior positions

From 1 August 2018 changes to the automatic disqualification rules mean that there will be more restrictions on who can run a charity For most charities, taking some simple steps to update recruitment and appointment systems is all that will…

Social Isolation and Loneliness are driving some of the worst issues in our society

CVS Uttlesford hosted a loneliness and social isolation knowledge sharing event at the Uttlesford Community Hub on Friday 6th July 2018.   Here, Chief Officer Clive Emmett talks about some of the learning and the challenges we are facing in energizing…

Great free and donated resources for charities and community groups

Charities and Community Groups may find these money saving links useful in running their enterprise If you need detailed help or support CVS Uttlesford is here for you – contact info@cvsu.org.uk or telephone the team on 01371 878400 On this…

Charity Futures report into core costs

A new report by Charity Futures, ‘To the Core’, explores the ongoing challenges associated with charities’ core costs and outlines the need to be open with donors about how their money is spent The report points out the importance of…