Craven Community & Voluntary Services

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Craven Community & Voluntary Services (Craven CVS) are here to support all community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations within the district of Craven in North Yorkshire.

As one of only six North Yorkshire local support and development organisations (LSDOs) it provides information, guidance, advice and training to these organisations so that they grow and develop and therefore they are in a position to provide a better service to the residents of Craven. By having a close relationship with these organisations, Craven CVS is often able to identify potential gaps in service delivery and suggest or develop innovative solutions to resolve these gaps.

Craven CVS also acts as a central voice for the community and voluntary organisations of Craven. This ensures that the concerns, needs and requirements of the community and voluntary organisations in Craven are heard at both a local, regional and national level.
NAVCA CertifiedAs a National Association for Voluntary Community Action (NAVCA) accredited body you can rest assured you will always receive a quality service from us.

Voice of Craven Voluntary Sector

Craven Community & Voluntary Services voice of the Voluntary sectorCraven CVS is the Voice of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector in Craven.

It is heard at strategic levels in Craven and also at County level.  It raises the profile, lodges concerns and provides feedback.

Craven CVS has experience in starting a review of a specific activity or identified need.  Surveys are undertaken of its stakeholders to inform their representation.

Our Network of Partner Organisations

Craven & Community Voluntary Services Partner networkCraven CVS often works with other organisations within Craven and beyond to deliver services, advice or guidance.

If you need any information, contact Craven CVS in the first instance. The following list gives you an indication of some of the other organisations we work with…

Craven Incorporations

Craven Community & Voluntary Services incorporationsCraven Incorporations CIC is a trading subsidiary of the Craven Community & Voluntary Service. Drawing on long experience of supporting the voluntary sector in Craven, and combining with the skills of professional company secretarial staff, our intention is to offer a cost effective and straightforward service for the voluntary and social enterprise sector to incorporate or make changes to their structure.

Community Accountancy

Craven Community & Voluntary Services accountancyThe Community Accounting service aims to improve the sustainability of voluntary and community organisations through improving their knowledge and understanding of finance and accounting.

We provide training, advice and support on accounting matters, procedures, financial management and statutory requirements…

The latest news from Craven Community & Voluntary Services

Bridging the Gap Volunteering Opportunities.

Bridging the Gap Volunteering Opportunities.

Bridging the Gap is supporting the design and delivery of creative activities for older people within four care homes in Craven, North Yorkshire. They are working in partnership with Gills Top,

Bridging the Gap Volunteering Opportunities.

North Yorkshire County Council community awards 2016 open for nominations.

North Yorkshire County Council community awards 2016 open for nominations.

The 2016 North Yorkshire County Council community awards to recognise and celebrate voluntary work carried out by people and organisations countywide are now open for nominations.

North Yorkshire County Council community awards 2016 open for nominations.

FAQ from the Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme

FAQ from the Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme

How do I apply and am I eligible?

All of the information you need to apply at the Outline Application stage is on our website on the page “How to Apply”.

FAQ from the Yorkshire Dales LEADER Programme

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Craven Community & Voluntary Services ‘A potted history…'

In May 1984, North Yorkshire County Council Social Services set aside some money for the development of projects in the voluntary sector in Craven. This led to the creation of The South Craven Volunteer Centre.

The next few years witnessed the development of this organisation but it became apparent that an organisation was required that would cover the entire district of Craven to promote the development of volunteering but also to provide additional support to the community and voluntary organisations in the district.

So in the mid 90’s, Craven CVS was created through the separation from the South Craven Volunteer Centre. This was the beginning of Craven CVS as we know it today but it was originally called South Craven Community Action (SCCA).

In 2014, Craven CVS moved to its new home in Skipton from Cross Hills so that it can provide an even better service to the entire voluntary sector in Craven.

The Volunteer Centre has also moved to new offices in Skipton and both organisations still work closely together. It is now known as  Craven Volunteer Centre.

For a more detailed history of Craven CVS, please contact us.

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