CVS News

Keeping you informed about the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.


Vacancy: Citizens Advice Luton

Citizens Advice Luton have a vacancy for a part-time telephone assessor. Closing date 29 January.

08 January, 2018

Central Bedfordshire Council Community Grant Scheme is Open

The scheme is now open for submission of grant applications, Funding is to support Central Bedfordshire Residents with the aim of avoiding unneccessary hospital/institutional care admissions. Applications for grant funding to be submitted by Friday 16 February.

08 January, 2018

Data Protection and Changes in Law

Data protection law is changing from May 2018. You may have heard of GDPR and you may be wondering how it will affect your organisation.

20 December, 2017

Information about Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities

Update from our Support and Development Team on changed to Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities applications process

20 December, 2017

Vacancies at Emmaus Village Carlton

At Emmaus Village Carlton, formerly homeless people find a place where they can enjoy companionship and support. They have several job opportunities coming up in the new year.

19 December, 2017

Safeguarding Responsibilities of Trustees

'Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities', says the Charity Commission, 'and Trustees should take steps to ensure no one who comes into contact with their charity suffers distress or harm, as well as safeguarding children and adults at risk.'

19 December, 2017

New templates from CVS on Policies and Procedures

CVS is working through our Policies and Procedures to bring you new templates and make that task of putting things in order just that little bit easier.

19 December, 2017

Changes to Registrars' Business Names Index

Update from our Support and Development Team on the incorporation of CIOs to the Registrars' Business Names Index.

18 December, 2017

Life, Money, Action on-line resource for 16-24yr olds

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services have developed some new, freely available, online resources to support 16-24 year olds with their money management. The resources have been developed with help from 16-24 year olds, as part of the Life, Money, Action! project.

06 December, 2017

The Essential Trustee Series Videos

Foundation for Social Improvement have a new series for trustees, aimed at promoting good governance for all charity trustees.

16 November, 2017

Vacancy: Parkinson's UK Local Adviser

Parkinson's UK have a vacancy for a Local Adviser for Bedfordshire and Luton. Part-time, permanent position based at home. £19,428 per anum. Apply by 27 November.

08 November, 2017

Vacancy: Autism Bedfordshire Senior Team Leader

Autism Bedfordshire has a part-time vacancy in Adult Services working in Luton and Leighton Buzzard.

02 November, 2017

New directions through Volunteering

Matthew Aylen started volunteering two years ago, which inspired him to gain further experience, study and then establish a new business. It all started with a phone call to our Volunteering staff at CVS

05 October, 2017

Vacancy: Citizens Advice Mid Bedfordshire

Part-time position in Ampthill and Biggleswade for a welfare benefits outreach worker and advice session supervisor.

22 September, 2017

Vacancy: Putnoe Woods Preschool

The charity run preschool is looking to recruit a level 3 full time Early Year Educator to start as soon as possible. Apply by 30 September.

12 September, 2017

Volunteering can change your life

Our Volunteering Advisor talked to Sue Hay from the Active Citizens Together Project earlier this year, about how volunteering changed his life. Read his story as published in Active Citizens Together, here.

28 June, 2017

Opportunities to engage with healthcare, psychology or speech and language therapy

If you are interested in working with people in a caring and supportive role, and have an afternoon or morning available during the week, there are lots of opportunities at Headway Bedford.

15 May, 2017

Break the Stigma - Let's Be Open about Mental Health

The Let's Be Open About Mental Health To Break The Stigma campaign was set up to help start conversations about mental health, raise awareness, and to help people across the county understand more about the subject dispelling common misconceptions.

11 May, 2017

The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention Training Offer

The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention (The Academy) at Central Bedfordshire Council offers training and qualifications to Bedfordshire’s children’s workforce. Most qualifications are delivered ‘on-the-job’ and offer flexible starts.

29 March, 2017

Volunteer to Care with Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours schemes operate throughout Bedfordshire, with volunteers taking care of the needs of residents in their local community. Ampthill and District Good Neighbours are one example of a scheme from which you can learn more about how volunteering in this way might work for you. #volunteertocare

20 February, 2017

Volunteer to care with Friends of Refugees

Friends of Refugees know how to show they care - will you join them?

14 February, 2017

VOCypf Early Help Service

The revised workforce development offer for Bedford Borough Early Help Service is now available.

31 January, 2017

Community: Hate Crime

Bedfordshire Police have issued a new Hate Crime leaflet and would like organisations to share this and promote the message through their networks and media.

17 January, 2017

A4S values the work of Trustees

The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (3) - With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees’ week, we take a look at the impact that a dedicated team of trustees have had on one local charity.

07 November, 2016

Inspired to become a Trustee

The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (2) – With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees week, we take a look at what drives a Business Leader to volunteer their skills in a local charity .

06 November, 2016

Behind the scenes at Mind BLMK

The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (1) – With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees' week, it seemed appropriate to take a look at the strengths of a few of our local charities and see what they might be able to teach other smaller organisations in regard to the role of trustees.

06 November, 2016

Trustee Launch

As we launch our new website, CVS joins with our partners BRCC and Voluntary Community Action in promoting Trustees’ Week from 7-13 November 2016.

27 October, 2016