Northumberland CVA has been commissioned by Northumberland County Council to deliver support to the Voluntary and Community Sector across the county in order to maintain the continued development of a vibrant, independent and sustainable sector and ensure the best outcomes for individuals and communities in Northumberland.
The service provides support to new and developing groups in a number of ways: by offering timely and quality advice and information on establishing your group, volunteer recruitment, constitutional development, and establishing policies and procedures, as well as giving access to invaluable resources via its website.
In addition to its core project development services, Northumberland CVA can provide tailored specialist support in business planning, IT support, project management and monitoring. These additional services are chargeable. We can identify suitable sources of funding from our funding databases and directories. We also offer advice on funding applications and distribute a fortnightly e-bulletin that contains up-to-date funding opportunites and deadline reminders.
As well as offering one to one support and diagnostic assessments to develop the skills and knowledge within groups to secure funding for their activities, Northumberland CVA organises regular funding fayres that provide an opportunity for local groups and organisations to meet on a face to face basis with funders and sends out funding alerts via its fortnightly e-bulletin. In recent years the team has assisted groups to access over £10m for a wide variety of projects and initiatives.
Northumberland CVA develops its training programme throughout the year to provide a range of opportunities that have been requested by the people they work with and that are specifically tailored to the needs of the local voluntary and community sector.
Volunteering and Active Citizenship
Volunteer-involving organisations can advertise their volunteer opportunities online by posting them on our web-based Volunteer Connect data-base, which provides advanced search options for prospective volunteers and allows volunteer-involving organisations to add, update or remove their own opportunity details directly on-line.
People wanting to volunteer in Northumberland can find a wide variety of opportunities on Northumberland CVA's comprehensive Volunteer Connect database, which feature comprehensive search facilities and are regularly updated.