Following work that CVS undertook in early 2018 to raise the profile of the effect of the budget cuts on the Early Help Services delivered by the VCFS.  The Chief Executives Network met and discussed how they felt the Council percieved them and there was a desire to work more closely with the Council and raise the profile of the VCFS and in particualr how we could, if given time and support, help the council meet some of its challenges around reduced funding and increasing demand for services. 


Update: 01/11/18

We are hosting an event to support people with this on 7/11/18, for more information on this and:

  • The priorities for each area
  • Application form and guidance notes, and
  • Read through support available from CVS,

please visit the funding section of our site.

Please read the whole blog below for details on the scheme and links to the Councils policy document.


Updated 01/11/18

The Framework has reopened for applications and will close on 12th Novembers.  CVS will be putting in support days to help organisations that wish to bid through the framework. For support please email


The next two contracts being released through the Framework are:

Update 01/11/18

The expression of interest has been submitted for the LA's ESF bid and we are waiting to hear if they have been asked to progress to the next round.  Once this happens we will be working with the LA's to ensure that the VCFS has opportunties for delivery within the model. 

Update 04/09/18

Community JSNA – Louise Daniels

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment……It may not sound exciting…but it brings about change!!

I am part of a small team at CVS (Louise Daniels and Suzanne Thomas) that tries to find answers to commissioners’ questions about the health and wellbeing needs of the communities in Cheshire East.