NEW – SADC Community Grants Fund now open!

St Albans City & District Council 2015-2016 Community Grants is administered by St Albans CVS

Cheque 1

• How much - £500 to £5000
• What for - capital expenses, fixed term projects and/or to
give added value to existing activities.

Click here to find out more/get help to apply


*NEW LOCAL FUND - St Albans Health in the Home Fund*

Launched Monday 27 April
We are pleased to announce that St Albans and District CVS is launching
and administering a new fund, provided by Hertfordshire County Council.
Groups can apply for work helping vulnerable people to stay healthy at home, eg elderly, disabled, carers. For more information and how to apply find details here.

Herts County stag on green square

*NEW local funding launched – totalling £700,000 *

We are delighted to advise you of the launch of a lot of exciting new funds for Herts groups, totalling over £700,000.
For more details of the funds and how to get advice on applying click here

Valuing Volunteer Management Award

Has your organisation treated you well as a volunteer? Then get them some recognition at the annual Valuing Volunteer Management Award on 3rd June, Beales Hotel, 2-4pm. More about elegibility and nominating organisations here

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. More here

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Help us raise funds for free when you shop online

If you ever shop at John Lewis, Argos, Tesco, Amazon or thousands of other online retailers, then please join easyfundraising today, Whenever you shop, they'll give a donation to CVS St Albans & District. Find out more here

CVS Training Programme 2015/16

New Courses

Better Bid Writing
5 May 2015

The Effective Trustee
12 May 15

Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers (Hatfield)
20 May 15

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


Redbourn Youth Club Helper Needed

Redbourn Youth Club is seeking volunteers to help the leader to organise and run the club evenings at Redbourn Recreation Centre. Find more here

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.


Training - Better Bid Writing
5 May 2015 More info here

Training - The Effective Trustee
12 May 15 More info here

Training - Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers.
20 May 15 More info here


Valuing Volunteer Management Award
3rd June, Beales Hotel, 2-4pm


CVS Conference and AGM
Thursday 16th July 2015


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

Carer Support and Information Event
For unpaid family and friend carers 19th May in St Albans. Local St Albans organisations who wish to provide information about their services for local residents should email fliers to Alex Daar, Project Officer, Caring Communities on or post fliers to put on information stall to Alex Daar, Carers in Hertfordshire, 119 Fore Street, Hertford, SG14 1AX by 18th May 2015.

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.


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