Better Bid Writing

Secure your place for May workshop (places limited)
Wednesday 4th March 2015, 5.30pm to 9pm – now fully booked
CVS St Albans and District, Civic Centre, St Albans

Due to high demand we will be running another workshop in May (date to follow). If you would like to improve your chances of securing funding we strongly advise that you book a place now. To secure a place please email

Local Talking Newspaper Needs You

Volunteers are needed to assist in the production process and on the technical side of recording and editing for St Albans & District Talking Newspaper (SADTN) . More Here

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Dragons' Apprentice Challenge Awards 2015

The challenge is open to teams of Year 12 students from all schools and all colleges within St Albans and Harpenden, local businesses and members of CVS St Albans. It was launched
on 24 Sept 2014 and ends on 31 January 2015 with an
awards event on 25 March 2015. More here

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Notice Board 2015

Member's Events

Funded HELP for small businesses
Have you signed up?
This funded, supportive eight step programme for small businesses provides a unique mix of practical support, expertise, shared learning and strategic focus on the best way to grow your business, and will be delivered by Hertfordshire Business School in Hatfield.

Sign up today and check your eligibility for funding. Contact or phone 01707 28552

Click SME 'HELP' programme | University of Hertfordshire

"Join Me on the Bridge" event
Soroptimist St Albans & District local women's group to mark International Women's Day at Verulamium Park,
St Albans on 8 March 2015 from 2pm to 4pm
Celebrate with women and girls all over the world
“Make it Happen” - the theme for 2015
Find out more and register your interest T: 07834345796
Please tell your friends/contacts/anyone who wants to come - women, men, girls, boys, dogs are all welcome!

Charity Concert for Bereavement Matters
Isabel Beyer & Harvey Dagul (piano duettists) special guest Guy Dagul.
Sunday 15 March 2015 ~ 3.00 pm
Tickets (includes tea & cakes)
Adults £12.50, 11-16 yrs £6.00,
10 yrs and under FREE
Cavalier Hall, St Stephen’s Church
Watling Street, St. Albans AL1 2PX
Tickets available on the door (cash or cheque only)
or ring: 01727 841914 email:

The Ride takes place on Sunday 17th May 2015.
The Rotary Clubs in St Albans organise the event to raise money for local charities through rider sponsorship.
The Cycle Ride welcomes new entrants and sees the return of many who have taken part before at all levels of age, fitness and cycling proficiency.
Full details of the Cycle Ride and how to enter it can be obtained at or by phoning 0300 365260. We are on Facebook and Twitter @ SACCRide.

Reaching out to all visually impaired residents
St Albans & District Talking Newspaper (“SADTN”) helps blind and partially-sighted residents keep in touch with what’s going on in their local community. Every listener is provided free-of-charge with a playback unit and four audio programmes posted each month. Programmes include news stories and readers’ letters from the local papers, articles from local and national magazines, interviews with local ‘celebrities’, previews of music/arts events, audio book reviews and more. If you know someone who is visually impaired, please help them to enjoy these programmes by contacting
More details here

CVS Members, tell us about your events, news and information and we'll publicise
it here for you.


CVS Diary 2015

Charity Theatre Event:
The Vortex by Noel Coward
On Thursday the 2nd of July 2015.
£12.50 per ticket. An ideal Christmas gift!
Gift tokens are available! All proceeds support the St Albans District Centre
for Voluntary Service (CVS)
The play which made Coward’s name as a writer. From a sharply witty beginning,
this play moves into darker territory.
Please contact Wendy for tickets.


Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge Finals and Awards Event
Everyone involved in the challenge, thinking about being involved in the next challenge or just interested in seeing the achievements of our teams are invited to register to attend the
Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge 2015 Finals and Awards Event on Wednesday the 25th of March 2015 from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.
More and booking here


The CVS will have a market stall promoting the St Albans Old People’s Trust and Herts Healthy Homes on Saturday 18th April 2015 please visit us.


CVS Training Programme 2015/16

New Courses

The Effective Trustee (FULL)
24 February 2015

Better Bid Writing
May 2015

Let us know what training your organisation would like to see by filling in our training needs form. Download the form here

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