Lancaster District Community & Voluntary Solutions (LDCVS) delivers a comprehensive service to the Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector within Lancaster City (District) boundaries, continually promoting best practice, and innovation in the provision of locally based voluntary sector support. We work in partnership with statutory authorities, funders and other voluntary sector organisations to achieve excellence in the sector.
The district has in excess of 500 voluntary organisations many of which are umbrella bodies themselves representing a diverse range of organisations that both address issues and provide services to the community. These organisations may be local or national and encompass a wide range of interest including social welfare, education, health, housing, conservation, training and the environment.
CVS Summer Training:
An Introduction to Managing Volunteers
Volunteers and the Law
NaRS (National Rescue Standard) Emergency First Aid
CVS Monthly Funding and Information Bulletin
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Yak Patel CVS’s new Chief Officer talked to our AGM about his vision for the future:
“ Lancaster CVS has always been led by a strong vision for the district and we in the charitable sector have especially appreciated the emphasis on inclusive democracy, community development, under-represented communities and the arts as components of that vision. A key part of this vision is ensuring that marginalised communities have the “locally grown” organisations they need to participate fully in the districts’ future. It is hard for us to envision a strong district that does not have strong community-based institutions in low-income communities, in BME communities, faith communities and in rural communities.
I joined CVS for a reason…..” to see a copy of the full presentation go to: