What is CVS Community Development?
Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) Community Development Officers facilitate community development through two main avenues:
Firstly they seek to empower, and build capacity within organisations that already exist, or may be establishing, that have mobilised on a community issue important to them. They do this through supporting community groups, charities, trusts, social enterprises etc with a specific issue that may be hindering their effectiveness or ability to deliver community benefit.
Secondly they also help the recruitement and mobilisation of volunteers on specific community related issues to bring about change within the community and delivered by the community.
Community Development Links
How can Rushmoor Voluntary Services help you?
We can assist member organisations to use the Disclosure and Barring Service check service provided by Rushmoor Borough Council.
In addition we can provide assistance in the following areas.
- Starting up a new community group or charity
- Good Practice Guidelines
- Good Governance
- Developing Constitutions, Terms of Reference, Memorandum of Association
- Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees
- Charities Commission, Companies House reporting
- Business planning
- Finance, Community Accountancy, Tendering and SORPs
- Access to resources
- HR and Employment Law
- Health and Safety
- Policies and Procedures, Fact sheets
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Funding and Fundraising Support Searching Funderfinder (chargeable to Non-Members)
- Bid Application Writing
- Sustainable Funding Strategies
- Development of a new funding project
- Training for voluntary and community groups.
RVS is a Membership Organisation
Membership is free to any voluntary or community group working to the benefit of people in Rushmoor.
If you would like to become a member of RVS, download our Membership Form
If your organisation is based in Hart but you would like to hire one of our minibuses, you can register as an Affiliated Member.
Please complete our Affiliate Membership form.
Organisations based in Surrey, who are providing transport for Rushmoor residents, are also eligible for Affiliated membership.
What is Community Development Work?
Community Development enables people to work collectively to bring about positive social change. This long term process starts from people’s own experience and enables communities to work together to:
Identify their own needs and actions
Take collective action using their strengths and resources
Develop their confidence, skills and knowledge
Challenge unequal power relationships
Promote social justice, equality and inclusion
In order to improve the quality of their own lives, the communities in which they live and societies of which they are a part.
For more information, help or support, please contact: our Community Development Manager Heather Chalkley