Knowsley Community & Voluntary Services

 

Leadership - Ingenuity - Sector Social Growth

We are Knowsley CVS.

Leadership. Ingenuity. Sector Social Growth

We provide leadership to the voluntary, community, social enterprise and faith sector (VCFSE) to influence local sector social growth.

We connect the Social Sector in Knowsley to each other and to the public and private sector to re-model existing resources through ingenious solutions.

We provide technical support and development to the Knowsley Social Sector, we broker cross sector relationships.

Our ambition is for the Knowsley Social Sector to be a viable, key participant in our local Social Growth agenda and to grow the contribution, value and impact of the Social Sector to the local economy.

We work with all the Knowsley community; those who live, work and invest in the borough and want to do good for Knowsley residents, supporting their resilience, and enabling their contribution as active citizens.

We advocate for and on behalf of the Social Sector in Knowsley. We are passionate about the significant value and impact our Sector contributes.

What We Do

Connect

Using our communications channels, forums, local knowledge and access to regional and national resources – to keep the VCFSE community up to date with the changing operational environment, to give 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.

Support and Development

Using the expertise within the team and its associates, through individual advice, group training sessions, workshops and themed seminars, on line resources, funding advice, accreditation scheme guidance, hot desking and meeting rooms facilities – to provide bespoke support from start up to organisational growth, for founders, trustees, staff, managers and volunteers.

Influence

Using our local knowledge gained by working alongside the VCSFE community – to inform and influence the policy environment, creating opportunities for co-design of local services and a co-operative working practices, maximising opportunities for the VCFSE community be an integral part of service delivery across the borough.

Specialisms

The team have a number of specialisms that are available on a consultancy basis to any organisation across sectors these include; social value, commissioning, partnership and consortia development and management, marketing and business development, project monitoring and evaluation, social return on investment reports and social accounting.

Specific Services

  • Free advice – face to face, telephone, email and on-line – for technical advice, information and guidance.
  • Free promotional opportunities through website, social media and e-newsletter
  • Free Networking and Peer Support through Forums specifically for Social Sector Leader and Volunteer Managers
  • Training workshops and seminars
  • Accredited Volunteer Centre
  • Social Value Education and Impact Measurement
  • STAR Standard Accreditation support
  • Stakeholder mapping, engagement and consultation
  • Free hot desk facilities
  • Meeting rooms and virtual office services

How We Work

We work collaboratively adding capacity and value to organisations large and small across sectors.

In partnership with users and clients, we use a broad range of tools, techniques and strategies from across disciplines applying the most appropriate to any given issue.

We work with all the Knowsley community; those who live, work and invest in the borough and want to do good for Knowsley residents, supporting their resilience and enabling their contribution as active citizens.