What do we do?

Hyndburn and Ribble Valley CVS was set up in 1998 and is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. We are part of a local and national network of over 200 CVSs.
We are members of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Lancashire Association of Councils for Voluntary Service (LACVS) and Volunteer England.
We are managed by an Executive Committee made up of elected representatives from member organisations. See Members page for a list of member organisations.

Advice and support

Providing information and advice on all aspects of setting up and running a voluntary group, including funding, information, financial advice and managing projects.


Working with new and existing groups to help them develop new projects and expand their services and activities to meet local needs.

Funding advice for groups

Information and practical support to groups to access funding opportunities.

Engagement and representation

Organise forums, meetings and local conferences so that groups can get together to discuss issues of concern. Encourage other agencies to listen to, and work with, the local voluntary and community sectors and represent the sector at strategic level.


Facilitating partnership with groups to more effectively identify and meet the needs of the local community.


Identification and facilitation of training programmes for the local Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector. Innovative basic and accredited courses to up-skill individuals and groups. (When available).
Visit the Training page for further information and training programmes from other organisations.


Help for groups to recruit volunteers and assistance for individuals to get into volunteering, in order to help improve individuals’ well-being, employability skills, and access to training.

Get in touch to ask us how we can help you