Basildon Billericay and Wickford CVS (Council for Voluntary Service) was formed in 1979 as an independent registered charity that exists to promote, develop, support and represent a thriving, effective, voluntary and community sector in the borough.
We are guided by values that promote equality of opportunity, participation, cooperation, partnership and democratic involvement. We promote local voluntary and community action in order to combat poverty and disadvantage, and to improve the quality of life for all of Basildon’s communities and citizens.
We do this by providing a range of services to meet the needs of voluntary and community organisations, helping those that are starting up as well as organisations that are already established. We also support joint working between voluntary and community organisations, with business, and the statutory sector, and help to make sure the interests and concerns of the VCS are well represented.
You can find out more about the impact of our work in our annual reports.
Basildon Billericay and Wickford CVS is registered charity (1148943) and a company limited by guarantee (8028602). We are governed by trustees who are nominated and elected by our members.
We are a member of NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) and EACVS (Essex Association of Voluntary Services) as we believe it is important to share information, disseminate good practice and influence decision-making that affects our sector.
In summary we aim to make a real difference to the people and communities of Basildon. If you share this vision and want to help us on this journey you can join our growing membership.
Basildon Billericay and Wickford CVS want to help charities, community groups, sport clubs, churches, playgroups, schools and good causes that serve our community in the best way we can so we welcome you to sign up for free membership with us.
These are exciting times ahead so join us on this journey and let us work together to make our borough an amazing place to live, work and play!
Do you need non restricted money for your group, charity, community organisation or sport club? Sign up to the Fun Walk Trust virtual event this September & have a chance to top up what you raise from the bonus pot!
For the latest information and how to sign up click here
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