Our Services

CVSU’s primary purpose is to support the voluntary sector in Uttlesford

We do this by providing a range of professional specialist services and advising on a range of issues including funding, governance and set up.  We also have an important role in disseminating information throughout the sector.

In summary CVSU can;

  •  Provide specialist information and support to enable local people to develop the skills needed to run successful voluntary groups.
  • Spread good practice, encourage joint working, and identify duplication of effort
  • Work with groups to identify funding streams and give support through the whole application process
  • Encourage partnership working to develop new and maintain existing local projects to help strengthen communities
  • Monitor existing services and engage with local people to identify unmet need and work with a range of agencies to find a way to address this need, especially in relation to the Public Health agenda.
  • Promote equality and diversity by understanding of the needs of disadvantaged and minority groups.
  • Help public bodies to engage effectively with local voluntary organisations and community groups and ensure policy makers understand the needs of local voluntary organisations and community groups.