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