Support for Voluntary and Community Groups

At the heart of CAVS is the provision of support and promotion for voluntary action in Castle Point. A range of services is on offer to assist groups of all sizes.  We are a member of the National Association of Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) and follow their five core functions which underpin this element of our work. 
These are:

  • Services and support
  • Co-ordination
  • Representation
  • Development Work
  • Strategic Partnerships

Membership to CAVS is free.  We encourage voluntary and community groups to affiliate to us in order to receive the full benefit of the support on offer. 

2014 - 15 Membership Form

Services available to members

More information about NAVCA can be found on their website  

 If you are looking for support for an organisation operating in another area of Essex please visit the website to find your local support and development agency.

2014 Voluntary Sector Survey

Each year CAVS surveys the local voluntary and community groups providing a service to the local community.  This year we are jointly running this survey with our partners in the Rochford district.  If you would like to contribute please complete and return the survey to us by no later than 31st May 2013.  Please note you only need to complete one survey and return to either CAVS or RRAVS.

Voluntary Sector Survey 2014

If you would like to see the findings of the survey in 2013 the report can be downloaded below.

2013 Castle Point Voluntary Sector Survey.