Group Development and Support

Among the key services delivered by Bradford CVS are those that help groups - voluntary and community organisations - to develop, grow and thrive. Running a community group can, at times, be a difficult undertaking. Maybe you've started a small self-help group and are now looking for funding to expand your activities but you've been told you need a constitution and you need advice on how to develop one; or you're from a group that's just been given a load of funding and you're going to be employing staff for the first time and need to make sure that your policies and procedures are up-to-date. Or perhaps your organisation is taking on a council contract and you need to make sure you fulfil all the requirements of your funding. Whatever your need Bradford CVS will be able to help. We also work closely with numerous partners we can direct you to who may have more specialised knowledge about particular aspects of running a community group or voluntary organisation. 

If you contact Bradford CVS for advice or support you will be directed to the most appropriate person to help you. Often this will be to one of our Voluntary Organisation Support Officers (VOSOs) . If your enquiry is not one that can be easily dealt with in a short phone call then we will usually arrange to meet with you so we can better understand your needs and provide you with the highest quality of support.