Knowsley Community & Voluntary Services


Leadership. Ingenuity. Sector Social Growth


We offer a full range of services, resources and links to help you with starting up your group to helping you grow and develop, advice on funding, news from across the sector to inspire and encourage joint working, a jobs board if you are looking to change and something for the weekend in our events section, as well as much more besides.

We support and develop

We offer bespoke support for new startup’s to organisations seeking growth, through individual advice, group training sessions, workshops and themed seminars, online resources, funding advice, accreditation scheme guidance, hot desking and meeting rooms facilities

We Connect

We keep the VCFSE community up to date with the changing operational environment and national policy changes, giving the VCFSE community a chance to share experience, gain peer support and to form strong, trusting relationships – providing opportunities for joint working, economies of scale and operational efficiencies.

We Influence

We use our influence to inform and influence the policy environment, creating opportunities for co-design of local services and a co-operative working practices, maximising the opportunities for the VCFSE community be an integral part of service delivery across the borough.

Are you a private sector organisation looking to recruit Volunteers?

We can assist you with implementing the Employee Supported Volunteering (ESV) programmes if it benefits the local community. For more information about eligibility, please contact us.

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Volunteers Centre Knowsley

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Do you need a Volunteer? Are you looking to volunteer?

Find out more about volunteering in Knowsley from our Volunteer Centre

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Funding Information Portal

Merseyside funding Portal

Are you looking for the latest local, regional and national funding information for Merseyside’s Voluntary, Community and Faith (VCF) sector.

Merseyside Funding Information Portal (MFIP) is supported by local voluntary sector infrastructure organisations across the region – including Knowsley.

Visit MFIP

Did you know we have over 800 members?

Why not ask us for details about how your organisation can become a member.

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Our vision is a resilient, sustainable and vibrant Social Sector which is collaborative and self–supporting.

Live Well

If you’re looking for information about local services or activities the Live Well Directory, is a great place to start your search.  Explore options for care and support or find social activities and clubs.

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KCVS providing leadership to the voluntary, community, social enterprise and faith sector to influence local sector social growth.

News, Events and Vacancies

Police Property Act Fund

Community groups which work to divert young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour are being given the chance to bid for grants for projects running during the autumn half-term.

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KCVS Associates

We are recruiting a team of talented expert Associates across all charity and business functions. Interested? Please send your CV to

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Volunteer Managers Forum – 7th September 2017

Knowsley CVS Volunteer Managers Forum provides support and development to all Knowsley VIO’s (Volunteer Involving Organisations). If you are a Charity, Voluntary, Community or Social Action Group, Faith based or Social Enterprise this forum is open to your key personnel who co-ordinate and manages volunteers. The forum is an opportunity to learn new skills, create connections and keep up to date on current policy and practice for VIO’s in Knowsley.

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Mencap Liverpool – Personal Development Co-ordinator

Part time (30 hours per week)

Based in Liverpool City Centre (you will be required to travel in and around Liverpool).

Salary £18,000 per annum (equivalent to £22,500 for a 37.5 hr week)

Applications close 12 noon Wednesday 26th July 2017

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Knowsley Better Together – Knowsley Council’s Deal with the Social Sector

If you were unable to attend the Knowsley Better Together event on 29th June then this is the event for you.

Knowsley Council is currently establishing ‘Knowsley Better Together.’ This broad approach recognises that stakeholders need to work together in order to achieve our shared outcomes. The Council have responded to this in its new Corporate Plan. The plan outlines what the Council hopes to achieve and how it needs to work to get things done.

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Project Director – Innovation & Consultancy

Knowsley CVS are looking to recruit a Project Director – Innovation & Consultancy

Salary: circa £26,000

Location: Nutgrove Villa, Huyton, Knowsley

Hours of work: 37.5 Monday – Friday with flexibility to meet the requirements of the role. Part-time and job share will be considered.

Accountable to: Chief Operating Officer

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Case Studies

Case studies and stories from individuals and voluntary and community groups, faith organisations, social enterprises and CICs in Knowsley.

Volunteering Makes You Happy!

  Knowsley Community & Voluntary Services   Leadership. Ingenuity. Sector Social Growth "I have been working at Willowbrook charity shop in Page Moss since May, thanks to support from Sharon Dowell at Community Integrated Care and Lindsey Harrison at...
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Partnership for Leaning

Maureen has single handedly reinvented a failing business/company into a now thriving business, charity and community centre. Maureen played a key role in ensuring many members of staff kept their job and made other voluntary and part time roles for others. At 70...
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Resettlement Project – Knowsley Supported Lodgings

I’ve just been to see Ian at his new job, proudly standing outside Home Bargains in his uniform.  2 years ago Ian moved out of a placement with Knowsley Supported Lodgings into his own flat, aged just 19.  He was worried about how he would cope with the demands of his...
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Viva Dance

  Knowsley Community & Voluntary Services   Leadership - Ingenuity - Sector Social Growth There is something special about being around dancers. Could it be the rhythm or maybe the underlying beat? Whatever it is the positive energy is impossible to...
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