Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) is an independent registered charity with a borough-wide brief to assist and support voluntary community and faith sector (VCF) activity across the Sefton metropolitan district and neighbourhood.
Sefton CVS is an infrastructure body providing a comprehensive range of support and development services to frontline VCF groups.
CVS promotes and advocates the active engagement of the VCF sector by facilitating networks, providing commentary and participation in national regional and local policy, and acting as the conduit between the sector and statutory partners and other public organisations.
CVS also has a development function in identifying needs and gaps working with the sector and other partners to develop solutions and services to meet them.
CVS promotes citizen engagement and, through its Volunteer Centre, provides recruitment and brokerage services for local groups and people wishing to participate in community life.
CVS works with over 1200 local VCF organisations and further information about our impact and services can be viewed here.
Strategic Sustainability Objectives
The CVS identifies six sustainability objectives to focus and drive the development of its service provision:
Capability - Provide services that promote continuous quality improvement, build resilience and improve sustainability
Communication - Keep the sector and stakeholders informed
Collaboration - Work with our sector partners and other stakeholders
Consultation - Create opportunities to voice an opinion and influence policy
Cohesion - Build social capital through economic and social inclusion
Creative solutions - Transform innovative ideas into practical solutions
Sefton CVS is a registered charity (No. 102546) constituted as a company limited by guarantee without share capital registered in England and Wales (Number 2832920) originally founded in 1974.
We are governed by a Board of Trustees who are nominated and elected by our members. We work with all sections of the VCF sector in Sefton.
Sefton CVS is a member of:
- NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action)
- NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)
- ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives)
- Volunteering England
We are in membership with other national organisations as we believe it is important to share information, disseminate good practice and influence decision-making that affects our sector.