About Chelmsford CVS

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. As a local charity ourselves we:

Believe that voluntary and community action is essential for vibrant and caring local communities.

Offer 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 discourage duplication of effort.

Help groups to find funding and make effective use of resources.

Encourage local people to make changes in their local community by getting involved in voluntary and community action.

Work with a variety of partners to develop and host local projects to help strengthen communities and meet identified need.

Promote equality and diversity by fostering a wider understanding of the needs of disadvantaged and under-represented groups.

Help public bodies to engage effectively with local voluntary organisations and community groups.

Ensure policy makers understand the needs of local voluntary organisations and community groups.

Our Board

Brian Mister MBE

Allison Lofthouse

John Knott

Tom Willis

Tracy Harris

Lynne Foster

Glenda Daines

Our Team

Lorraine Jarvis

Chief Officer

Peter Brooks

Charity Engagement Manager

Tom Gudgeon

Communications Officer (2 days)

Sian Brand

Social Prescribing Consultant (1 day)

Zoe Daniel

Connect Well Assistant (Casual)

Frank Gyasi

Live Well Co-ordinator

Penny Collantine

Live Well Co-ordinator (18.5 hours)

Jane Latham

Live Well Co-ordinator

Sally Medd

Volunteering Centre Co-ordinator (4 days)

Sandra Marsden

Timebank Co-ordinator (2 days)

Chelmsford 4 Good Shop Volunteers

Brenda & 14 Volunteers

Craft Group

Our wonderful group of volunteers knitting homemade crafts

Men's Shedders

Our growing team of Men’s Shedders

Centre Volunteers

Alan, Mary, Val, Margarita

Time 2 Time Volunteers

Our team of amazing volunteers

My Weight Matters Volunteers

Amber, Lisa, Paula, Scott, Jean & Frankie

Finding the Centre

We are based in the heart of Chelmsford City, just around the corner from Chelmsford Train Station and Bus Station.