Community Voluntary Service

Community Voluntary Service (CVS) is a voluntary and community sector support organisation, offering a range of services, enabling local organisations and communities to make a difference.

  • We provide advice, information, training and facilities to organisations in the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.
  • We promote volunteering and match volunteers with local opportunities.
  • We encourage organisations in the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to work together, and in partnership with the public and private sector, to share knowledge and expertise. 

As a registered charity (Charity number 1091423), the organisation has offices in Bedford but works across Bedfordshire.  Some of our services are offered in partnership with other members of the Voluntaryworks Consortium.  

We are supported by a number of funders, including Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and the Harpur Trust.

We are currently developing a new website to assist organisations and volunteers to access our services, in the meanwhile,

 

01234 354366

cvsbeds.org.uk

Last updated: 13 June, 2016 at 11:55 am

Services provided by Community Voluntary Service

Funding and Development Service Free Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire Charity fundraising and grant-making, Support for voluntary and community groups, Volunteering / community service CVS has a team of paid and volunteer advisors providing funding and development advice to community groups in Bedford and North Central Bedfordshire. Read more
Photocopying Services Please enquire Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Support for voluntary and community groups, Volunteering / community service CVS offers a range of printing and other administrative services (for voluntary organisations only), including:         Photocopying Colour Photocopying Read more
CVS Email Updates Free Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Support for voluntary and community groups, Volunteering / community service The CVS Email Update contains a useful blend of funding updates, forthcoming training, events and meetings, and newsrelevant to local voluntary & community sector organisations. Read more
Volunteer Centre Bedford Free Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire Support for voluntary and community groups, Volunteering / community service To start volunteering locally, come and speak to an adviser at CVS Volunteering, 43 Bromham Road, Bedford. Read more
Volunteer Centre Biggleswade Free Central Bedfordshire Support for voluntary and community groups, Volunteering / community service If you want to start volunteering locally, come and speak to an adviser in Biggleswade on a Friday. Read more
Equipment Hire Please enquire Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Support for voluntary and community groups, Volunteering / community service CVS hires out equipment for external use (for voluntary organisations only), including: Read more
Office Space Please enquire Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire Support for voluntary and community groups, Volunteering / community service CVS offers offices to rent in Bedford at affordable prices under flexible terms and conditions.    Read more
Meeting Rooms for Hire From £4 to £8 per hour Bedford Borough CVS offices in Bedford are centrally located close to the town centre and public transport. We have five rooms suitable for meetings, training sessions, interviews, etc. Read more

Events hosted by Community Voluntary Service

Fit For Funding 13 Jul 13 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 Free Bedford This free two hour workshop covers all the basics to get you to a stage where your organisation will be able to apply for funding. Read more and Sign up
Safeguarding Awareness 19 Jul 19 Jul 10:00 - 13:00 Free Bedford This safeguarding awareness session will enable those working or volunteers in small voluntary organisations and community groups to understand what is meant by safeguarding. Read more and Sign up
Demonstrating Needs and Understanding Outcomes 06 Sep 06 Sep 19:00 - 21:00 Free Bedford By attending this free two hour workshop you will learn how to identify and explain the need for your work and will be able to define the aims, outcomes, targets and milestones of your project. Read more and Sign up
Safeguarding Awareness 10 Sep 10 Sep 10:00 - 13:00 Free Biggleswade This safeguarding awareness session will enable those working or volunteers in small voluntary organisations and community groups to understand what is meant by safeguarding. Read more and Sign up
Fit for Funding 20 Sep 20 Sep 19:00 - 21:00 Free Bedford This free two hour workshop covers all the basics to get you to a stage where your organisation will be able to apply for funding. Read more and Sign up
Safeguarding Awareness 11 Oct 11 Oct 18:00 - 21:00 Free Bedford This safeguarding awareness session will enable those working or volunteers in small voluntary organisations and community groups to understand what is meant by safeguarding. Read more and Sign up
Fit for Funding 15 Oct 15 Oct 10:00 - 12:00 Free Bedford This free two hour workshop covers all the basics to get you to a stage where your organisation will be able to apply for funding. Read more and Sign up
Safeguarding Awareness 14 Nov 14 Nov 10:00 - 13:00 Free Biggleswade This safeguarding awareness session will enable those working or volunteers in small voluntary organisations and community groups to understand what is meant by safeguarding. Read more and Sign up
Fit for Funding 15 Nov 15 Nov 14:00 - 16:00 Free Bedford This free two hour workshop covers all the basics to get you to a stage where your organisation will be able to apply for funding. Read more and Sign up
Demonstrating Needs and Understanding Outcomes 03 Dec 03 Dec 10:00 - 12:00 Free Bedford By attending this free two hour workshop you will learn how to identify and explain the need for your work and will be able to define the aims, outcomes, targets and milestones of your project. Read more and Sign up
Fit For Funding 12 Dec 12 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 Free Bedford This free two hour workshop covers all the basics to get you to a stage where your organisation will be able to apply for funding. Read more and Sign up
Safeguarding Awareness 15 Dec 15 Dec 18:00 - 21:00 Free Bedford This safeguarding awareness session will enable those working or volunteers in small voluntary organisations and community groups to understand what is meant by safeguarding. Read more and Sign up

Location

43 Bromham Road
MK40 2AA