Stewartry Council of Voluntary Service 

 

The Stewartry CVS office is open from 9am till 4pm Monday to Friday at:

17 Castle Street
Kirkcudbright
Dumfries and Galloway
DG6 4JA

Telephone 01557 331346
Fax 01557 331346

Email info@stewartrycvs.org.uk
Website www.stewartrycvs.org.uk

 

Stewartry Council of Voluntary Service (Stewartry CVS) is your resource for charities, community groups and voluntary organisations in the Stewartry area of Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK and our aim is to provide support, services and facilities designed to help groups and voluntary organisations get established and meet their objectives.

Stewartry CVS is just one of a network of CVSs across Scotland representing the common policies and concerns of voluntary organisations, working to develop new ways of responding to need in partnership with other agencies concerned with the social and economic regeneration of the area.

We are an independent membership organisation with charitable company status and our Directors are elected from the Stewartry CVS membership. Stewartry CVS is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and to adopt best practice in all aspects of our management.Stewartry Council of Voluntary Service (Stewartry CVS) is your resource for charities, community groups and voluntary organisations in the Stewartry area of Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, UK and our aim is to provide support, services and facilities designed to help groups and voluntary organisations get established and meet their objectives.

Our core activities are:
Understanding the voluntary sector

Profiling the voluntary sector locally
Understanding the sector's concerns and needs
Understanding policyR32;
Identifying the economic value of the sector

Communicating with the voluntary sector

Providing relevant and up-to-date information
Facilitating networking
Promoting opportunities to respond to emerging issues and consultations

Representing the interests of the voluntary sector locally

Ensuring strategic representation
Community Planning Partnerships
Local Compact Partnerships
Rural Partnerships
Social Economy Partnerships
Facilitating voluntary sector participation & representation

Providing support services

Advice on funding
Business planning
Legal frameworks
Management systems
Monitoring and evaluation

Promoting good practice

Developing skills and knowledge
Improving standards
Providing training
Developing resource materials

Growing the sector

Providing start-up support to new groups and organisations
Responding to local needs
Strengthening organisations through training and support