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Welcome to Trafford Council For Voluntary Service

Cadman House, Wharf Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 2AFCVS offices Sale

Registered Charity Number 5509435

Trafford C.V.S. is an independent voluntary organisation registered with the Charity Commissioners. (Established 1974)

Chief Officer: Barbara Bleeker

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Please do make an appointment before coming

Tel: 0161 976 2448 Fax: 0161 976 2433 Email: enquiries@traffordcvs.org.uk


What are our aims?
To work with the people of Trafford to enhance the quality of life by promoting, supporting and developing community and voluntary activity through new ideas, new action, new groups and volunteering.

How Trafford C.V.S. can help?
We have over 200 member voluntary organisations ranging from small groups to large charities. It is rich in skills, good practice, new ideas and progressive ways of working. Members not only support each other but also can speak from a position of strength.

Trafford C.V.S. can identify gaps in the provision of services and works in partnership to meet these needs. We also represent the Trafford voluntary and community sector in a wide range of local, regional and national arenas and produce a quarterly newsletter. We have a library of over 150 publications and have access to equipment and services such as photocopying.

What Trafford C.V.S. can provide?
We provide information on and support in:

  • Setting up new groups - roles and responsibilities of committees, trustees and directors, constitutions and governance, charity law and other legal responsibilities.
  • The development of existing groups.
  • Funding - Access to Funderfinder computer package for small groups and individuals in need. Advice on available funding streams and how to complete funding application forms.
  • Working with volunteers - staff and volunteer recruitment, policies and good practice.
  • Publicity and marketing.
  • Training - can be provided to meet the needs of local community organisations and groups.
  • Sign posting groups to other sources of information.

Who runs Trafford C.V.S.?
As a registered charity, we are governed by a board of elected trustees who come from voluntary groups and organisations and members of the local community. They are responsible for managing the C.V.S. and determining its work and direction. The C.V.S. employs one member of staff.

Which organisations can become members?
Membership is free to any not-for-profit, voluntary or community organisation that works in the Borough of Trafford. Contact us for a membership form.

Trafford C.V.S. currently has three projects running:

1.Trafford Volunteer Centre: As the only accredited volunteer centre in the Borough it supports, promotes and develops all aspects of volunteering. Access the link for the Volunteer Centre to find out more.

2.Trafford Advocacy Scheme: This is an independent service to provide support and assistance to all adults with complaints about Trafford Social Services.

3.Trafford Forum for Older People: Provides an arena for older people to discuss and campaign on issues that affect them. Meets every six weeks at Cadman House.

 

 

 

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