Community and Voluntary Partners is the umbrella body for the community and voluntary sector in the Bolsover District 

Community & Voluntary Partners vision is of empowered local people and community and voluntary organisations that have real influence over policy, planning, service development and delivery through genuine partnership working.

Vision

CVP's vision is of empowered local people and community and voluntary organisations that have real influence over policy, planning, service development and delivery through genuine partnership working

Mission

To challenge and address poverty, deprivation and social exclusion through empowering local people to engage effectively in voluntary and community activity in order to create, support & develop sustainable, strong and vibrant communities

To create, support, develop & facilitate a strong and effective community voice which can influence the policy, strategic planning, service development & delivery processes – locally, regionally and nationally.

Values

Partnership Working

  • promoting ownership, accountability and respect for each other
  • ensuring inclusivity and opportunities for engagement
  • empowering & enabling local people, community groups and voluntary organisations to engage

Social Justice

  • respecting and valuing diversity and difference
  • promoting equality
  • addressing power imbalances between individuals, within groups and society
  • challenging inappropriate and oppressive behaviour in ourselves and others

Being a Learning Organisation

  • monitoring, evaluating and reflecting on our practice
  • being honest and open to challenge and change
  • proactive in meeting new and emerging needs
  • being prepared to take risks and learn from our mistakes
Core Strategic Aims, Objectives, Targets & Outcomes
 
  • Ensure that local needs and issues are identified and addressed through community and voluntary action & through partnership working
  • Ensure a strong, effective and influential community voice at strategic, policy, planning and service delivery levels
  • Ensure that CVP is a well managed, independent, accessible and accountable organisation

 


Development of new website, branding and logo - invitation to submit proposal

Community and Voluntary Partners (CVP) is seeking to appoint a web development consultant/company with an excellent reputation to develop a new website, branding and logo for the organisation.  The work will involve developing a website, refresh the branding in collaboration with the organisation and train staff to manage the content of the website.  A comprehensive specification can  be downloaded and we would welcome submissions from interested parties by 25thMarch 2016.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require clarification regarding the proposal.  

Job vacancy -  Training & Volunteering Co-Ordinator


Big Lottery Awards for All funds Poverty Audit in Bolsover!

Bolsover CVP in partnership with Junction Arts, have been successful in their application to the Big Lottery, for funding to produce a video that asks local people “What is it like to live in Bolsover district today and what are the key challenges and opportunities facing us?”

The video which forms part of a district wide Poverty Audit currently being undertaken by CVP, will not only document local people’s views and opinions on what it’s like to live in Bolsover district today, but will also give ten local young people the opportunity to learn a host of new skills, including filming, audio recording, interviewing techniques, and editing processes.

Full details can be found on the Consultations, Policies and Strategies page.

CVP’s recent  Annual General Meeting


Celebrating 8 years of community and voluntary sector support.

Over 35 community, voluntary and public sector representatives came together on Thursday 9th July 2015 to celebrate the work and achievements of Community Voluntary Partners (CVP) and the community and voluntary sector in Bolsover District.

Presentations from Ann Syrett - Bolsover District Council's newly elected Leader, Wes Lumley - Bolsover District Council's CEO and Lorna Wallace - CVP's CEO talked about the challenges and opportunities facing the District and acknowledged the significant contribution made by the community and voluntary sector in supporting local people in building strong and vibrant communities.

Looking ahead, CVP pledged to continue to support community action, fight poverty and build a strong and influential community and voluntary sector.

Video/photos   link   http://youtu.be/8zMwS-Df-ww

 


See CVP's Business Plan

The impact of CVP - Evaluation Report

CVP End Year Accounts 

Download CVP leaflets