If your community or voluntary group lacks the funds to purchase a piece of kit, is short of storage space or needs a place to meet, why not have a look at the resources we have on offer below.

Need a Space to Meet?

Located in the heart of Chelmsford city, just a short walk from the town centre, bus and railway stations, our affordable meeting room is available for charities, voluntary and community groups.

Central & flexible  The room is on the ground floor, serviced by a step lift, is fully wheelchair accessible and can be looped for hearing aid wearers.  It contains a selection of lightweight foldable tables and stackable
chairs which you can arrange as you wish.

The room measures 16ft x 19ft or 5m 6m and is ideal for 2-25 delagtes.

Fully air conditioned the room has a pull down screen, whiteboard and flipchart stand.  Audio visual equipment such as laptop and digital projector can be provided at a small charge.

Tea and coffee making facilities are available in the kitchen, though hirers are requested to bring their own refreshments.

We’re a short walk from Chelmsford bus and railway station and Park & Ride bus stops. You can find more information on where we’re based here. Please note that we do not have any onsite parking, however there are plenty of public ‘pay and display’ car parks locally.

Click the Button above to book, or call 01245 351888.

Please note: Bookings are not confirmed until an acknowledgement has been sent.

Please see the Meeting Room Terms and Conditions here.

Guidance and Information

We are happy to advise you on any aspect of setting up, running, and developing your community or voluntary group, or charity.

We offer expert, one-to-one advice on Third Sector management, including constitutions, finances, fundraising, recruitment, problem-solving, and best practice. We hold templates for 55 of the most important policies and procedures for running your organisation effectively, and will help you write your own.

Our online library of resources and downloadable documents is currently being reviewed and updated, but please contact us to make an enquiry or an appointment.

No question is too small.

Equipment Hire

We understand that for some small Voluntary and Community Sector groups purchasing equipment is not achievable. That’s why we have a number of different high end items of equipment for hire.

You can borrow, for a small fee:

Projector & Screen

Microphones & PA Systems

Portable T Link

Handmade Bunting

Display Boards


And so much more. Please get in touch with us to find out more.

Want to start screening films in your community? Now you can, thanks to Cinema For All’s equipment hire scheme hosted by Chelmsford CVS!

From £25 to £50 per screening, groups in Essex can hire a full set of portable cinema equipment and bring the magic of going to the cinema to their local communities.

Included in the hire:

• High-quality projector

• Large screen

• Portable PA system

• Blu-Ray player

Cinema For All can also help you with other aspects of starting your own cinema, from licensing, to marketing, to programming!

PLEASE NOTE: Cinema for All is currently unable to take any new bookings until 1st April 2022.

To book or to find out more, visit, or contact Sarah on or 0114 2210314.

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