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Has Three Rivers CVS helped you?

posted 16 Nov 2011, 12:58 by Unknown user   [ updated 17 Nov 2011, 14:15 ]
The Three Rivers Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) has just entered their final year of five year Lottery funding and things are looking extremely bleak for the future of the CVS in Three Rivers. The Lottery has been their main source of funding since this service opened in 1997.

As an infrastructure charity their main purpose is to support other charities and voluntary organisations such as the Chorleywood Residents' Association. We've previously used their services to borrow equipment, go on training, and find new volunteers for the committee. The volunteer centre in Watford closed two years ago and Three Rivers CVS has tried to fill the gap along with volunteer centres in Dacorum and Hertsmere.

The CVS is doing everything they can to continue our services after we receive their last Lottery payment in Autumn 2012 but without support there's a considerable risk it will close. If you value what the CVS does - either for you or for local voluntary organisations, we would urge you to email them showing your support. 
  • Tell us and the CVS what you value of their services.
  • Has the funding advice you received from us resulted in your project receiving money?
  • Have you volunteered for something through the CVS?
  • If you have attended our training how has that impacted on you or a local organisation?  How much would you miss it?
The CVS is exactly the kind of organisation that can help government initatives such as the "Big Society" and allow communities to help themselves, but without access to ongoing funding their services are at risk. Please get in touch with the CVS at if you value their services, and let us know as well.

Jeanette Harley
Executive Director
CVS in Three Rivers
Basing House, 46 High St
Rickmansworth  WD3  1HP
Tel/fax  01923 711174