How can community spaces optimise their set-up and activities to become more resilient? Cheshire Community Action is playing an integral role in delivering the Building Capacity – Increasing Impact project to local voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) in the Cheshire West and Chester (CWAC) area.
Social enterprises and community businesses are organisations with a social and/or environmental mission that get the majority of their income from selling goods and services rather than through grants and donations. They aim to make a profit but the majority of their profits are reinvested in their mission to bring about social and/or environmental change.
Social enterprises and community businesses use a wide range of different business models and legal structures. It can often be difficult to know which will be the right ones to take your ideas forward and that’s where we’re here to help, as well as providing support as your social enterprise or community business develops.
The community development service provided by CWCT is primarily targeted at the communities in the borough with the most significant health inequalities, particularly in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Winsford. There is one community development worker in Chester (Blacon and Lache), one in Ellesmere Port and one in Winsford.
The aim of the service is to engage with and empower residents to take community action to improve health and wellbeing in their local areas. The community development workers have an in depth knowledge of their communities and are a good source of information about what is going on.
If organisations or residents want to find out what is going on in the community, get more involved in their local community or have an idea about how the area could be improved, they can contact the relevant community worker on the details below:
CWVA volunteering platform provides plenty of benefits for both volunteers and any organisations offering volunteering opportunities.
Both volunteers and organisations offering opportunities can create their own accounts on TeamKinetic and use the range of features to their advantage. Volunteers can search for opportunities by location, category, organisation and other fields to find a role perfect for them, while organisations can manage the process of recruiting volunteers from start to finish and run off useful reports.
If you need any additional support with the volunteer platform, please email:
Volunteer managers play a vital role in volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs) as it’s their responsibility to recruit, retain, train, develop, evaluate and look at the various needs of their volunteer team.
There are many different ways CWVA can help you: