Who are CVS Cheshire East?

CVS (Community & Voluntary Services) Cheshire East is a Registered Charity whose vision is: 

Building strong empowered communities that make a difference

Our Mission
Mission 1
Building Dynamic Communities - Build strong self motivated communities that are connected, skilled, informed and knowledgeable.

Mission 2
Inspiring Volunteering - Inspire the community to volunteer and showcase the diverse range of roles available within the community.

Mission 3
Empowering a Voice - Empower the Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector to have a strong voice.

Read our full Mission Statements here.
Our HistoryCVS Cheshire East was formed in January 2010 creating one organisation that supported the Voluntary and Community sector across Cheshire East.

It was created from the merger of 3 previous organisations; Crewe & Nantwich Voluntary Action, Congleton District Voluntary Action and Macclesfield & District CVS.
What do we do?CVS Cheshire East provides a wide range of support and services to groups, helping those that are starting up, as well as organisations that are already established. We are committed to equal opportunities and to making our services relevant and accessible to smaller groups. We are an independent organisation supporting the development of a vibrant, effective and influential voluntary and community sector (VCS) across Cheshire East.

CVS Cheshire East is a registered charity (no.1132927) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 07019841) and has representation from over 2000 local voluntary & community groups. We are a member of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action and work closely with NAVCA members both locally and nationally.

CVS Cheshire East also supports networks and partnership working and has an intermediary role, supporting and facilitating joint working between voluntary and community groups and with statutory bodies; and helping to ensure that the interests and concerns of the voluntary and community sector are properly represented. In addition to supporting groups, we also support individuals who wish to become volunteers and those already involved in volunteering.
The Structure of CVS Cheshire EastCVS Cheshire East has a Trustee Board who are volunteers and are accountable for the work and strategic development of the organisation. The Trustees meet on a regular basis and members are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

We have 13 full or part time staff. At present CVS Cheshire East has three accessible offices based at Hope Street, Sandbach, Park Lane, Macclesfield and Ashton House in Gatefield Street, Crewe. 
 Strategic Plan 2015-2020Please click here to view
 Annual Reports and Accounts2016/2017
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2016-2017 Annual Report
Minutes from our 2017 AGM

2015/16
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2015 - 2016 Annual Report
Minutes from our 2016 AGM

2014/15
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2014 - 2015 Annual Report
Minutes from our 2015 AGM

2013/14
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Minutes from our November 2014 AGM

2012/13
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Minutes from our December 2013 AGM
Chairman's Report from our December 2013 AGM

2011/12
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Minutes from our 2013 AGM
Chairman's Address from our 2013 AGM

2010/11
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Minutes from our 2012 AGM
Chairman's Report from our 2012 AGM 

2009/10
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Minutes from our 2011 AGM