Membership

Membership of Maldon and District CVS is open to any voluntary or community sector organisation working for the benefit of the Maldon district and/or its residents.

By joining us as a member you will have free access to a range of our voluntary sector expertise and discounted rates for our services.

Funding Advice

In the last year Maldon and District CVS has helped to bring over £400,000 into the local community through the provision of advice, expertise and information to organisations looking for funding. Our advisors can meet with you and provide in depth support free of charge to help you maximize your chances of a successful funding bid.

Full details of this service on our funding page.

Information

Be the first to know about funding deadlines, training opportunities, consultations and news for the sector. As a member you will receive a quarterly newsletter, can opt into fortnightly e-bulletins and will receive tailored information specific to your organisation.

As well as these regular communications we are also able to provide one to one advice and support on a range on information relating to running a charity or community group. This includes information governance advice and good practice, changes to law that affects the voluntary sector or employment, support with the correct use of Disclosure and Barring checks , policy and procedure advice, good practice in volunteer management and where to find resources and information that will help you to run your organisation effectively.

Promotion

EssexConnects Online Directory is a fully searchable online directory of hundreds of voluntary and community organisations supporting individuals and running activities throughout Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping, Maldon and Uttlesford Members of Maldon and District CVS get a free entry onto this database.

We can also display posters on our network or display boards across the district, include promotional information in our Newsletters and mailings, organise events where you can promote your services to others and represent your services and interests at strategic meetings.

Representation

We aim to be the voice of the local voluntary sector and as part of Essex CVS’s (ECVS) and Volunteer  Essex (VE) we work to ensure the views of the sector are represented at strategic level and facilitate consultation with the sector. Embedded in the local community and with a comprehensive knowledge of local issues and concerns we represent the voice of the Maldon Districts voluntary sector at strategic tables.

To further facilitate this in partnership with other Mid Essex CVS’s we host the Mid Essex Third Sector Forum which meets on a quarterly basis to share information, receive presentations and develop partnership response. For more information or contact M&DCVS Director Sarah Laskar

Discounts on services

Members enjoy a reduced rate to book our training and meeting room at only £5 per hour. In addition you also get half price on our Disclosure and Barring service.

Membership is free of charge, although if you wish to give a £10 donation this is gratefully received.

To register with us simply complete a MDCVS organisation registration form and return to admin@maldoncvs.org.uk


Volunteer Centre membership

If your organisation is not eligible for Maldon and District CVS membership (statutory or private organisations) or the local services of the CVS are not relevant (national organisations) you can register for Volunteer Centre only membership to provide support with volunteer management and promotion of opportunities. Please complete the Volunteer Centre Registration Form and return to volunteering@maldoncvs.org.uk