Colchester Community Voluntary Services
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What we do

We facilitate local voluntary action.

Through partnerships and strategic representation, we link statutory and voluntary groups together.  To find out more, please visit our key partners and calendar pages.

One to one support is a way to get expert advice, tailored to the needs of your organisation. We can offer advice on a wide range of topics – from fundraising to financial planning. Book a free appointment for general advice, or find out more about our strategic and business planning services.

Want to set up a new voluntary group or charity? We can offer advice on everything from opening a bank account, to finding funding.

Last year, we helped voluntary organisations and charities to raise over £100,000 from statutory and trust funders. Ask us to check your draft application, or find out more about our application writing services.

We publish a monthly newsletter which is free for member organisations. Our twice weekly e-mail newsflash features the latest funding and events news for the voluntary sector.

Find out how our monitoring and evaluation service can help you focus time and energy on work that makes the biggest difference to people’s lives – and gives you reliable evidence of your organisation’s effectiveness.

We offer finance and payroll services to voluntary groups and charities.

Our Transport service supports the more vulnerable members of our community that experience difficulties accessing public transport.

Our Shopmobility scheme also allows members of the Transport scheme to hire mobility scooters. For more information, please contact the main office

The Volunteer Centre and Time Bank connects people who want to unconditionally give their time.

Please watch our video below for more information about all of our main services: