Help shape the future of local democracy in Chelmsford

4th September 2020Community, News

A review is underway of the most local level of decision-making in Chelmsford. 62% of the population across Chelmsford have a parish or town council, as well as Chelmsford City Council and Essex County Council. The other 38% do not have that very local voice. Chelmsford City Council wants to hear your views, as part … Read More

Coronavirus Volunteers – Thank Yous!

24th August 2020Community, News

The Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr Jude Deakin, surprised some local people in August with a doorstep visit to offer a personal thank you for volunteering for Chelmsford Community Resilience Hub. Hub volunteers were presented with letters from the Mayor and Lord Lieutenant, together with a card and specially designed Community Volunteer (CV) pin from Chelmsford … Read More

External Job Opportunity: Changing Pathways

6th July 2020Jobs, News

Changing Pathways is a place-based domestic abuse support charity that has been supporting survivors and their children in South Essex and Thurrock for over forty years. We have recently expanded to include services in Brentwood, Epping Forest and Harlow. They have been awarded a new five-year contract delivering support and advocacy for survivors of domestic … Read More

Funding Opportunities

5th June 2020Funding Opportunities, News

Independent Age Grants Fund (UK) Independent Age, which promotes independent living amongst older people, has launched a £2 million Independent Age Grants Fund to help smaller charities across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the Coronavirus. The funding will be made available over four separate funding rounds. In each round, Independent Age … Read More

Stay at Home, Grow your Own in Chelmsford!

5th June 2020News

To support the wellbeing of Chelmsford residents, the Chelmsford Community Voluntary Services and Abberton Rural Training (ART) are working in partnership to bring a new community initiative to encourage residents to ‘Stay At Home, Grow Your Own’ Deputy Leader of Chelmsford City Council, Cllr Marie Goldman, Portfolio Holder for Connected Chelmsford, said: “Staying at home … Read More

COVID-19: Organisations Still Operating

30th March 2020Chelmsford CVS, News

In these uncertain times lots of organisations have had to shut their doors to encourage social distancing, however this doesn’t mean that we have to socially isolate ourselves. Many organisations are taking their services online or utilising phone calls. Below is a list of organisations that are still operating, just in a slightly different way. … Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

18th March 2020Chelmsford CVS, News

We are monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic and taking necessary precautions for staff, volunteers and service users in line with the most up to date advice provided by the World Health Organisation and national bodies. For the welfare of all we are implementing recommendations in all of our working practices as advised which includes avoiding non-essential face … Read More

Funding from Tesco

16th March 2020Funding Opportunities, News

Community groups can now apply for funding of up to £2000. Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores, with projects changing every three months. The winning project will receive up to £2,000, second receiving up to £1,000 and third place up to £500. Click here for … Read More

External Job Opportunity: North Avenue Youth Centre

11th February 2020Chelmsford CVS, News

North Avenue Youth Centre is based in Chelmsford and works with young people aged 8 – 18 (25 with additional needs) in the area. They aim to engage young people in a range of activities both within the Youth Centre and in the community. Through these activities North Avenue Youth Centre aims to develop meaningful … Read More

People Power – less is more

10th February 2020Chelmsford CVS, News

Weight management: give away power and reach more people CVSs across Essex have been working with Essex County Council and Anglian Community Enterprises to design and deliver a new collaboration that maximises ‘people power’ to significantly increase the number of people successfully losing weight across the county. We are absolutely delighted that this work has … Read More