Join CVS

Membership of the CVS is open to all voluntary or not-for-profit organisations that carry out activities within Watford or which serve Watford residents. Qualifying organisations can be informal groups, registered charities or Community Interest Companies.

Qualifying organisations which do not serve Watford residents can still become paid members of Watford CVS.

Summary of support for Watford's voluntary groups

 

Start-ups

(groups < 2 years old)

Small charities

(turnover < £10k)

Medium organisations

(turnover £10k - £1m)

Large organisations

(turnover £1m +)

 

Free membership

Free membership

Free membership

Free membership

Info, events, networks

·  Monthly newsletter

·  Free networking & Yammer

·  Free buddying / mentoring brokerage

·  Monthly newsletter

·  Free networking & Yammer

·  Free buddying / mentoring brokerage

·  Monthly newsletter

·  Free networking & Yammer

·  Free buddying / mentoring brokerage

·  Monthly newsletter

·  Free networking & Yammer

·  Free buddying / mentoring brokerage

QA Benchmarking

Ad hoc support / advice

·  Initial benchmarking / health check

·  Up to one hour of 1:1 support

·  Initial benchmarking / health check

·  Up to one hour of 1:1 support

·  Initial benchmarking / health check

·  Up to one hour of 1:1 support

·  Initial benchmarking / health check

·  Up to one hour of 1:1 support

Establish legal framework

·  Volunteer Partnership Agreement

·  Unincorporated Trust Constitution

·  Unincorporated Trust Constitution

·  CIO Constitution

·  CIO Constitution

·  Support with closures and mergers

·  Support for partnerships

·  CIO Constitution

·  Support with closures and mergers

·  Support for partnerships

Policies

·  Support with first level policies

·  Support with all policies

·  Policy development and reviews

·  Policy development and reviews

Governance support

·  Trustee recruitment

·  Mentoring

·  Board development based on Charity Commission rules

·  Trustee recruitment

·  Mentoring

·  Board development based on Governance code

·  Trustee recruitment

·  Mentoring

·  Board development based on Governance code / IQ / PQASSO

·  Trustee recruitment

·  Mentoring

·  Board development based on PQASSO

Funding

·  Pre-Qualification checks

·  Access to funding database

·  Support for small grants c£5k

·  Pre-Qualification checks

·  Access to funding database

·  Access to fundraising database

·  Access to fundraising database

·  Access to funding database

·  Consultancy support

·  Access to fundraising database

·  Access to funding database

·  Consultancy support

Volunteers

·  Advertised through TeamHerts

·  Trustee match with local businesses

·  Advertised through TeamHerts

·  Trustee match with local businesses

·  Advertised through TeamHerts

·  Trustee match with local businesses

·  Advertised through TeamHerts

·  Trustee match with local businesses

 

Premium membership:
free

Premium membership: £25

Premium membership: £250

Premium membership: £500

Ad hoc support / advice

·  Up to one day of 1:1 support

 

·  Up to one day of 1:1 support

·  Attendance at 1 Board meeting

·  Up to one day of 1:1 support

·  Attendance at 1 Board meeting

·  Up to one day of 1:1 support

·  Attendance at 1 Board meeting

Quality

·  Support with IQ

·  Support with IQ

·  Support with IQ

·  Support with IQ or PQASSO

Funding

·  Support for grants <£10k

·  Support for grants <£10k

·  Support for grants <£500k

·  Support for grants £500k+

Business planning

·  Support defining aims and public benefit

·  Support to set sustainable business model

 

·  Support defining aims and public benefit

·  Support with annual and long-term planning and sustainability

·  Support with business reviews

·  Support changing business models

·  Risk assessments, project and partnership planning

·  Support for consortia development

·  Support with business reviews

·  Support changing business models

·  Risk assessments, project and partnership planning

·  Support for consortia development

ICT

·  Websites

·  Cloud computing

·  Websites

·  Cloud computing

·  Websites

·  Cloud computing

·  Websites

·  Cloud computing