Understanding and celebrating the diversity and strength of the VCFS in Cheshire East


  • In 2015, CVS Cheshire East carried out a survey to gather information from Voluntary Sector organisations in Cheshire East to help understand and evidence the diversity and strength of our local Voluntary, Community and Charitable organisations. 
  • This report reviews how our local Sector has responded over the last 5 years to the challenging and changing environment.
  • Responses show some really powerful information about our paid and volunteer workforce locally.  
  • For example,
  • On average 53,004 people volunteer in our community
  • Each week volunteers contribute 74,522 hours of their time
  • 21% of the population volunteer
  • Volunteering is worth £25million to our local economy
  • Our local VCFS employs 2.5% of the workforce
  • The total income for our local sector in 2014-2015 was expected to be just over £200 million
  • 64% of our local sector has an income of less that £100,000 with just under a quarter (24%) having an income of less than £10,000

Click here to download our Hidden Power Report.