Craven Community and Voluntary Services hands over to Community First Yorkshire (formerly Rural Action Yorkshire and North Yorks and York Forum)

On March 31st 2017 Craven Community Voluntary Services ceased trading due to an unsustainable reduction in income from 1st April 2017. 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 was awarded to Rural Action Yorkshire and North Yorkshire and York Forum. These organisations are merging to become Community First Yorkshire. For further information concerning the provision of this VCS support in Craven after 1st April 2017, please contact Community First Yorkshire or visit their website.
 
The Trustees would like to thank everybody who has helped and supported Craven CVS, thanks especially to the staff, volunteers and members. We are naturally sad to see the organisation come to an end, however the work continues and we wish everyone best wishes for a thriving and effective voluntary sector in Craven well into the future.
 
For further information concerning the provision of VCS support in Craven after 1st April 2017, please contact Community First Yorkshire or visit their website.
 
Community First Yorkshire
Unit A,
Tower House,
Askham Fields Lane,
Askham Bryan,
York, YO23 3FS

Tel: 01904 704 177

Email: info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk

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

As one of seven North Yorkshire local support and development organisations (LSDOs) it provided information, guidance, advice and training to these organisations supporting their growth and development so that they could provide a better service to the residents of Craven. By having this close relationship with organisations, CCVS was able to identify potential gaps in service delivery and suggest or develop innovative solutions to resolve those gaps.

Craven CVS also acted as a central voice for the community and voluntary organisations of Craven. This ensured that the concerns, needs and requirements of the community and voluntary organisations in Craven were heard at both a local, regional and national level.
NAVCA Certified

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

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.