Grants available to help Essex residents self-isolate

11th January 2021News

Essex County Council is providing extra funding to city, districts and boroughs in the county to help people who need to self-isolate to stay at home. Because the new variant of COVID-19 is spreading so fast, it is important that everybody asked to self-isolate does so. The £3 million funding is to ensure that those … Read More

All children need love and a child with disabilities is no different

23rd October 2020Community, News

You can enhance a child’s life from as little as a weekend a month alongside a full-time job to providing full-time foster care. Essex County Council best match children to your family, offer bespoke local training and 24/7 professional support. Nicola and Tony Hascomb say fostering a child with disabilities is the best thing they … Read More

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