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Our Story

Community Voluntary Services Tendring has been in existence for 50 years.

Our mission is leading and supporting voluntary action and empowering local people. And our core functions are to support, promote, and develop the community and voluntary sector. Plus, to encourage liaison and connections between organisations, agencies, and businesses.

CVST represents the Voluntary sector.

We provide a broad overview of needs and give a neutral and objective viewpoint to ensure the sector has a voice. And is assisted toward sustainability.

We also support other voluntary sector representatives to have their say. And act as a strategic partner with local councils, funders, health providers, and government to influence policy, plans and strategy.

Our Story

Community Voluntary Services Tendring has been in existence for over 40 years.

Our mission is ‘leading and supporting voluntary action in Tendring’ and our core functions are to support, promote and develop the community and voluntary sector and to encourage liaison and connections between organisations, agencies and businesses.

CVST represents the sector providing a broad overview of needs and giving a neutral and objective viewpoint ensuring the sector has a voice and thereby is assisted toward sustainability.

We support other voluntary sector representatives to have their say. We act as a strategic partner with local councils, funders, health providers and government in order to influence policy, plans and strategy.

Boards and Committees

CVST contribute and facilitate consultations, to advocate and challenge the design and provision of local services. We do this by participating in a range of strategic boards and committees including, but not limited to:

  • The Tendring Health and Wellbeing Board
  • The Community Safety Partnership
  • The Tendring Youth Strategy Group
  • The Essex Compact Steering Group
  • The Older People’s Forum
  • The Voluntary Sector Forum
  • The Essex Voluntary Sector Alliance
  • Essex CVS
  • The North East Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Essex County Council
  • Various multi-agency partnerships

Boards and Committees

CVST contribute and facilitate consultations, to advocate and challenge the design and provision of local services. We do this by participating in a range of strategic boards and committees including, but not limited to:

  • The Tendring Health and Wellbeing Board
  • The Community Safety Partnership
  • The Tendring Youth Strategy Group
  • The Essex Compact Steering Group
  • The Older People’s Forum
  • The Voluntary Sector Forum
  • The Essex Voluntary Sector Alliance
  • Essex CVS
  • The North East Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Anglian Community Enterprise
  • Essex County Council
  • Various multi-agency partnerships

Bringing Communities

Together

CVST has a unique position in the community. And because of this, we work closely with partners and stakeholders from all sectors to identify and share knowledge of unmet local needs. Plus, we help to set up new initiatives to meet gaps in services or help develop and extend services with existing providers.

CVST promotes the work of the voluntary sector.

We do this through one-to-one meetings. Our multi-skilled staff and volunteer team with extensive knowledge and experience of the local sector, meets with the organisation and discuss everything. We also do this through services, e-bulletins, website content, social media, exhibitions, conferences, and activities.

CVST is a liaison. We host regular network breakfasts, coffee drop-ins, exhibitions, cafés, focus groups or organising fundraising events such as the ever popular Annual Victorian Christmas Market.

Through our Community Information Centre in central Clacton and our Dovercourt and Harwich Hub, we offer:

  • social prescribing service
  • funding advice
  • information and guidance
  • training days
  • info-packed regular newsletters
  • beach hut hire
  • training
  • volunteer opportunities
  • accessible meeting rooms to hire
  • equipment to hire (reasonable rates to local groups).

Bringing Communities

Together

CVST has a unique position in the community. And because of this, we work closely with partners and stakeholders from all sectors to identify and share knowledge of unmet local needs. Plus, we help to set up new initiatives to meet gaps in services or help develop and extend services with existing providers.

CVST promotes the work of the voluntary sector.

We do this through one-to-one meetings. Our multi-skilled staff and volunteer team with extensive knowledge and experience of the local sector, meets with the organisation and discuss everything. We also do this through services, e-bulletins, website content, social media, exhibitions, conferences, and activities.

CVST is a liaison. We host regular network breakfasts, coffee drop-ins, exhibitions, cafés, focus groups or organising fundraising events such as the ever popular Annual Victorian Christmas Market.

Through our Community Information Centre in central Clacton and our Dovercourt and Harwich Hub, we offer:

  • social prescribing service
  • funding advice
  • information and guidance
  • training days
  • info-packed regular newsletters
  • beach hut hire
  • training
  • volunteer opportunities
  • accessible meeting rooms to hire
  • equipment to hire (reasonable rates to local groups).

Leading, Developing

and Empowering

CVST is an umbrella charity for the local voluntary sector. Our mission is leading and developing voluntary action and empowering local people.

We have 5 core functions:

  1. Supporting and promoting voluntary action.
  2. Providing laison opportunities for the sector to come together, share information, and avoid duplication.
  3. Developing new initiatives to meet identified unmet needs.
  4. Representing the broad issues of the sector to statutory partners.
  5. Acting as a strategic partner.

CLACTON

Find out what we do in Clacton

Harwich

Find out what we do in Harwich

Jaywick Sands

Find out what we do in Jaywick Sands

 RESILIENCE

Find out about our resilience project

FUNDING & SUPPORT

For local voluntary organisations & charities

Local Volunteering

Find out more about volunteering

Social
Prescribing

Find out about our Social Prescribing Service

 Cultural Awareness

Find out about The Cultural Awareness Project

HILL

 

Find out more about HILL here

What's On

Community Network

Join our networking event for community organisations. Book your place now.

Tendring
Together

Promoting resilient & dementia friendly communities in Tendring.

Victorian Christmas Market

Book your stand, showcase your craft, and join other local fundraisers at this ever-popular event.

Other
Events

Our community events are the perfect platform for networking and information sharing.

Watch our
Hill Project film

Watch our
Getting Ian Home film

Watch our
This is Shirley Film

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Can Do Health & Care
Vision for Volunteering
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