Would your club/organisation like to access grant funding to increase the physical activity levels of the local community?

29th March 2018Chelmsford CVS

The Community Sport and wellbeing Team at Chelmsford City Council will be running two funding workshops on Monday 30 April led by Kerry McDonald a highly successful bid writer, who has accessed hundreds of thousands of pounds for community groups across the country. These workshops will be for not for profit, clubs or organisations that have … Read More

Small Charities – Self Assessment Tool and other FAQs on GDPR

5th March 2018Chelmsford CVS

If you are tempted to do nothing about GDPR please first read the ICOs recently published FAQs and take the Self Assessment Tool as soon as possible. This will clearly indicate if GDPR applies to you and your next steps. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new, Europe-wide law that replaces the Data Protection … Read More

Safeguarding & Reporting: Are you prepared?

21st February 2018Chelmsford CVS

It is near impossible to miss the headlines relating to our sector at the moment, but whilst it might be easy to consider these as ‘big charity’ issues, the problems surrounding Oxfam present important lessons for smaller members of the sector too. All charities operating at an international, national or local level, have a duty not … Read More

InterAct Activity Programme January – March 2018

8th December 2017Chelmsford CVS, Community, Events/ Opportunities

InterAct’s new January – March 2018 Programme is here! InterAct supports some of society’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families. From leisure and social activities, parenting and relationship support, to community connection and volunteering. From hand drumming to Spice Girls and the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide to pamper evenings, they are … Read More

Silver Sunday

30th August 2017Chelmsford CVS

Silver Sunday is a national campaign to help prevent loneliness and tackle the problem of isolation for older people by organising fun activities for them to join in on this day.  Click here for more details. Essex County Council are planning to hold an afternoon tea party in the library, with entertainment from a singer … Read More

Foster carers change children’s lives

21st August 2017Chelmsford CVS

Foster carers with Essex County Council help build better, brighter futures for hundreds of children across Essex every year. Could you provide a loving, safe, stable home and a nurturing environment to support the most vulnerable children in our county grow in confidence and achieve their potential? You don’t need any specific qualifications to foster, … Read More

Chelmsford Start Co-operative Charity of the Year

11th January 2017Chelmsford CVS

Since 2006, Chelmsford Star Co-operative has supported a different local charity each year to be the focus for staff fund raising. Over this time through a variety of initiatives and events, they have raised over £283,000 which has benefited the Essex Air Ambulance, Helen Rollason Heal Cancer, Little Havens Children’s Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support,  Families … Read More

Dry January #dontbottleitup

9th January 2017Chelmsford CVS, Health

As the festive season comes to a close Chelmsford CVS and Essex County Council are urging people to get their 2017 off to a positive and healthy start by signing up for Dry January. Dry January is a national initiative run by charity Alcohol concern, which encourages people to sign up to go alcohol free … Read More

Employment Research Project for people with sight loss in Essex

11th November 2016Chelmsford CVS

Only 27% of working-age, sight impaired people have employment, which represents a decline from 33% over ten years ago.  At a time when more people have employment than ever before*, Support 4 Sight believes that this matter must be addressed to make Essex a fairer place in which to live and work. Understanding the local … Read More

The FRSB has now formally closed

11th November 2016Chelmsford CVS, Community

The FRSB has now formally closed and has passed on the regulatory duties to the new Fundraising Regulator in recent months. They have now issued cheques refunding membership income to over 1,800 members organisations who had paid membership fee beyond 31 July 2016. As part of the winding up process, once the organisation’s accounts are finalised, there is expected … Read More