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About CVS

Hyndburn and Ribble Valley CVS was set up in 1998 and is a registered charity  and a company by limited guarantee.  We are part of a local and national network of over 200 CVS’s.

We are members of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Lancashire Association of Councils for Voluntary Service (LACVS) and Volunteer England.

We are managed by a Board of Trustees made up of Elected representatives from member organisations.

We are here for:-

Advice and Support

We provide information  and advice on all aspects of setting up and running a voluntary group,            including  funding, information, financial advice, and project management.


Working with new and existing groups to help them develop new projects and expand their services and activities to meet local needs.

Funding Advice for Groups

Information and practical support for groups to access funding  opportunities.

Engagement and Representation

Organising forums, meetings and local conferences so that groups can get together to discuss areas  of concern.  Encouraging other agencies to listen to and work with the local Voluntary and Community sectors and represent the sector at strategic level.


Facilitating partnerships with groups to more effectively identify and meet the needs of the local      community.


Identification and facilitation of training programmes for the local Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector.  Deliver Innovative basic  and accredited courses to upskill individuals and groups.


Help for groups to recruit volunteers, and assistance for individuals to get into volunteering, in order to help improve individuals’ well being, employability  skills,  and access to training.


About CVS