How We Work

Salford CVS works within a wider framework in terms of our membership of NAVCA and NCVO nationally and our membership of, and involvement with, GMCVO and other local infrastructure organisations across Greater Manchester (GM).

In January 2016 Salford CVS, along with the other GM local infrastructure organisations, created a new joint venture called 10GM.  

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The purpose of 10GM is to bring partners together to:

  • Increase the effectiveness of the VCSE sector in tackling / reducing inequality across the communities of Greater Manchester
  • Equip people and organisations within the sector to increase and demonstrate their impact on the lives of people who live work and study in Greater Manchester
  • Support a strong independent voice for the sector which can shape key areas of policy and decision making
  • Enhance communication and collaboration within the sector and with public, private and academic sector partners
  • Increase the effectiveness, sustainability and ingenuity of support to the sector in all boroughs

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Our Quality Awards

All of Salford CVS’ work is delivered in the context of observing and maintaining the following quality awards – NAVCA, PQASSO, VCQA – and with reference to the skills, abilities and experiences of our Board of Trustees and senior management team.

Salford CVS operates within the good practice framework required by our representative body, NAVCA, meeting the following 5 Performance Standards: Development, Support, Liaison, Representation and Strategic Partnership Work.


Volunteer Centre Salford operates within the requirements of NCVO’s (previously Volunteer England) good practice framework and the specifications of the Volunteer Centre Quality Award (VCQA), which was successfully renewed in February 2016 with the following compliment:

“The VCQA Standardisation Panel, independent of NCVO, noted that your organisation's submission was of an exceptionally high standard.”


Salford CVS have signed up to the Declaration of Interdependence.

Led by Children England and the TUC, we are seeking to build a new relationship between the public and voluntary sectors, based on their shared public service ethos and skilled workforces.

We encourage other organisations to do the same and sign up to the declaration here.

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Get In Touch

Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
Registered address 
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 


Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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