Who are CVS Cheshire East?

CVS (Community & Voluntary Services) Cheshire East is a Registered Charity and Local Infrastructure Organisation (LIO) whose vision is: 

To enable strong empowered organisations that make a difference in our community

Our History

CVS Cheshire East was formed in January 2010 creating one organisation that supported the Voluntary and Community sector across Cheshire East.

It was created from the merger of 3 previous organisations; Crewe & Nantwich Voluntary Action, Congleton District Voluntary Action and Macclesfield & District CVS.

What do we do?

As the Local Infrastructure Organisation for Cheshire East, CVSCE are an independent organisation which acts as a connector, enabler, advisor and advocate for VCFSE organisations across the county. We support networks and partnership working and we have an intermediary role, supporting and facilitating joint working between voluntary and community groups and with statutory bodies; helping to ensure that the interests and concerns of the voluntary and community sector are properly represented.
We provide resources and advice to enable capacity building and the support of volunteers in local organisations of all sizes, from grass roots to the local branches of large national charities, from those just starting up, to organisations that are already well established. We are committed to equal opportunities and to making our services relevant, accessible and inclusive for all, supporting the development of a vibrant, effective and influential voluntary and community sector across Cheshire East.
CVS Cheshire East is a registered charity (no.1132927) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 07019841) and our active membership is drawn from over 2000 local voluntary & community groups. We are a member of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) and we work closely with other NAVCA members both locally and nationally.

The Structure of CVS Cheshire East

CVS Cheshire East has a Trustee Board who are volunteers and are accountable for the work and strategic development of the organisation. The Trustees meet on a regular basis and members are elected at the Annual General Meeting.
We have 14 full or part time staff.
We are based at Ashton House,1a Gatefield Street, Crewe.

Strategic Plan 2021-2026 Please click here to view

Annual Reports and Accounts


Please view our 2021 accounts

2020/2021 - Annual Report


Please view our 2020 accounts

Presentation from the 2020 AGM - This AGM was held Virtually


Please click here to view our 2019 Accounts (approved Sept 19)
Presentation from the 2019 AGM


Please click here to view our 2018 Accounts
2017-2018 Annual Report
Minutes from our 2018 AGM
Presentation from 2018 AGM
If you require previous Accounts please email enquiries@cvsce.org.uk