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.
Craven CVS is a National Association for Voluntary Community Action (NAVCA) accredited body.
The latest news from Craven Community & Voluntary Services
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,
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;
A special prize evening was held at The Coniston Hotel on January 12, 2016, to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Craven’s communities. The awards ceremony paid accolade to some amazing people who work hard to help make Craven special.
Craven Community & Voluntary Services ‘A potted history…’
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.