CVSU Services


  • CVSU is the place to go for information  – find out about voluntary and community activity in Uttlesford (and Essex)
  • Helping Local People – to access and participate in voluntary sector services and activities
  • Advice and Support Service- for new and existing voluntary and community groups to support and develop your organisation
  • Funding Advice Service – step by step guidance through the funding process, funding searches and regular “E” Funding Bulletins
  • Community Accounts Advice – professional financial advice via our monthly drop in service
  • Forums and Events – Networking opportunities, Voluntary Sector Forum. CVSU provide a conduit for information sharing between voluntary and community groups, statutory and private organisations.
  • Information sharing via our extensive database
  • Partnership Working– working with the statutory sector and voluntary sector partners on new projects and ideas to improve our local area
  • Time Bank Uttlesford – working with our partners Volunteer Centre Uttlesford, we deliver the Time Bank project, which is a new way for volunteers to help others in their community by exchanging skills. Follow the link for more information.
  • Uttlesford Frontline & Uttlesford Advice Network – CVSU provides administrative support for these two projects which are led by Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau. Follow link for more information.
  • Management of the Uttlesford Voluntary and Community Centre  – a local hub for voluntary sector services and information.
  • How can we help – for more information or advice please call CVSU on 01371 878 400 or email
  • Training – CVS Uttlesford recommends Voluntary Sector Training (VST), an independent charity, who provide high quality, affordable and local training to the voluntary and community sector across Essex.  VST runs an open programme of training covering key topics relevant to the sector and tailored training specifically arranged to meet particular needs of organisations.  For a current training programme or more information, call 01371 876747 or visit the VST website here: Voluntary Sector Training (opens in a new window).