About Us

 

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.

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

Because of its unique position in the community, CVST works closely and collaborates with partners and stakeholders from all sectors to identify and share knowledge of unmet local need and helps to set up new initiatives in order to meet gaps in services or help develop and extend services with existing providers.

CVST promotes the work of the voluntary sector through one to one contacts from its multi-skilled staff and volunteer team with extensive knowledge and experience of the local sector and services, meetings, in the e-bulletin, website, social media and through our exhibitions, conference and activities.

CVST brings together communities in liaison in a range of ways including hosting 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 a social prescribing service, funding advice, information and guidance, training days, regular newsletters packed with charity information, beach hut hire, training, volunteer opportunities and a range of accessible meeting rooms and equipment available to hire at reasonable rates to local groups.

Bringing Communities

Together

Because of its unique position in the community, CVST works closely and collaborates with partners and stakeholders from all sectors to identify and share knowledge of unmet local need and helps to set up new initiatives in order to meet gaps in services or help develop and extend services with existing providers.

CVST promotes the work of the voluntary sector through one to one contacts from its multi-skilled staff and volunteer team with extensive knowledge and experience of the local sector and services, meetings, in the e-bulletin, website, social media and through our exhibitions, conference and activities.

CVST brings together communities in liaison in a range of ways including hosting 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 a social prescribing service, funding advice, information and guidance, training days, regular newsletters packed with charity information, beach hut hire, training, volunteer opportunities and a range of accessible meeting rooms and equipment available to hire at reasonable rates to local groups.

What We Do

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

WALTON

Find out what we do in Walton

FUNDING & SUPPORT

For local voluntary organisations & charities

Volunteering

Find out more about volunteering

Social
Prescribing

Find out about our Social Prescribing Service

The Cultural Awareness Project

Find out about The Cultural Awareness Project

HILL

 

Find out more about HILL here

What's On

Community Network

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Tendring
Together

Promoting resilient & dementia friendly communities in Tendring

Victorian Christmas Market

Book your stand and join other local fundraising charities at this popular event

Other
Events

Our community events offer a  perfect platform for networking & information sharing

Watch our video!

How social prescribing saved my life!