Craven Community and Voluntary Services hands over to Rural Action Yorkshire

On March 31st 2017 Craven Community Voluntary Services will cease trading. This is due to an unsustainable reduction in our income from 1st April 2017. Significantly, this includes the loss of the long standing NYCC & CCG funded Local Service Delivery Contract, previously held by the 7 North Yorkshire CVS and Volunteering organisations.
This contract has been awarded to Rural Action Yorkshire. For further information concerning the provision of support after 1st April 2017, please contact Rural Action Yorkshire or visit their website.

Craven Community & Voluntary Services (Craven CVS) supports community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations within the district of Craven in North Yorkshire.

As one of 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 this close relationship with organisations, we are able to identify potential gaps in service delivery and suggest or develop innovative solutions to resolve this 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 Certified

Craven CVS is a National Association for Voluntary Community Action (NAVCA) accredited body.

Payroll Services


Craven CVS Payroll Service Charges
We offer a cost effective and efficient Payroll service, our payroll service charges are:

One off setup fee £15.00 per payroll for 5 workers
Plus £3.00 per employee 6 and above
New employee set up £3.00
Monthly  Payslip £4.75 per employee
Year End £15.00 per payroll
Documentation Plus £2.00 per employee for P60
Leavers P45 £2.00 per employee

Our Charges are inclusive of RTI. We currently do not charge VAT.

For more information email or call us now on 01756-795838

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…

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

Craven CVS Farewell /Celebration and the Future with RAY

We have now finalised the details for our Craven CVS Farewell/Celebration and are pleased to announce that Leah Swain, CEO, Rural Action Yorkshire, will address the event at the start, with a presentation and  Q &

Craven CVS Farewell /Celebration and the Future with RAY

Notice of the future of Craven CVS

Statement 6th February 2017

It has been confirmed that from 1st April 2017 that Craven Community and Voluntary Services (Craven CVS) will no longer receive funding from North Yorkshire County Council and the NHS AWC Clinical Commissioning Group to carry out their role as the local support and development charity for the Craven District,

Notice of the future of Craven CVS

Craven CVS January Newsletter

To find out more about what is happening in Craven and District Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sectors,  check out our latest newsletter

Included is information and news about:

  • 2016 Craven Community Champions
  • Horton Community Cafe
  • Baby Sensory classes
  • Courses: Applying for Funding;

Craven CVS January Newsletter

Voluntary sector news

Craven Community & Voluntary Services ‘A potted history…’

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.

Mid 1990’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).

2014 - Craven CVS moved to its new home in Skipton from Cross Hills to 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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