Chelmsford Centre Supporting Voluntary Action is an independent support and development organisation (sometimes called CVS) set up to champion, support and strengthen local charities, voluntary and community groups.
We work locally and in collaboration with other partners across Essex, Southend and Thurrock to maximise voluntary and community action, develop strong communities and enhance local wellbeing.
We host numerous different projects across Chelmsford City, its villages, South Woodham Ferrers and beyond. From Social Prescribing to a Mens Shed. Find out about each individual project below.
Join Chelmsford CVS
Our members are at the heart of everything we do.
The Charity has a membership of over 330 charities, voluntary and community groups and social enterprises; representative of the variety and vibrancy of Chelmsford – from Art Society to Advocacy, from Retirement Action Group to Sport in the Community, from Youth Club to Neighbourhood Watch. All working to deliver local services and activities across Chelmsford district.
New members are always welcome!
The associations people form between and for themselves are at the heart of social participation. Starting up or becoming part of an existing community group, helping to govern a local charity, or volunteering at a support club, are just some examples of the collective activities that local people get involved with.
We are in regular contact with hundreds of voluntary and community groups, clubs and charities that work directly with some of the most vulnerable and hard to reach in the local community. This ‘voluntary sector’ is a diverse network of networks so connecting with our members is a great place to start if you want to reach out to local people.
We also host a number of networking and showcasing opportunities. Contact the Centre to find out more.