Our services and response to the coronavirus emergency

SCVS support

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Get in touch

You can get in touch with us via phone and email and our VCSE advice line is open from 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday, call 0161 787 7795 with your enquiries.

You can also contact us via this form or email office@salfordcvs.co.uk.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our team are featuring in a series of Meet the Team videos.

We have been sharing what our roles are and how we are helping with the COVID-19 response and recovery in Salford so you can get to know us all virtually!

You can find our Meet the Team videos here and on our social media channels: TwitterFacebook and Instagram

Living with Covid and moving towards recovery from the impact of the pandemic

Salford CVS have continued to work with our public sector colleagues and VOCAL Leaders on the implementation of Salford’s Outbreak Management Plan which includes supporting test and trace work. We have also been supporting the engagement of communities, though our VCSE partners, that are at higher risk of contracting the virus to ensure that key safety messages are received, understood and the right actions are taken.

Alongside this, we are working with our public sector colleagues and VOCAL Leaders to develop plans to address the health, social and economic inequalities that this pandemic has shined a spotlight on. This includes working to refresh Salford’s 'Tackling Poverty Strategy', 'Community Cohesion Strategy' and 'Equalities Strategy'.  We are also working on the development of a new inclusive economy strategy for the city.

Working together during COVID-19

Watch our video on how local charities, volunteers, community groups and social enterprises, alongside businesses and public sector partners have come together to support our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.


For current grant applicants

If you have received a grant off us recently and are worried about how you can deliver, don’t worry, we have now emailed you in to ask you whether you want to postpone delivery for up to 3-months OR make changes to deliver on your project outcomes in a different way, possibly remotely.

If you haven't received an email or phone call from us contact grants@salfordcvs.co.uk.

Salford Crisis Fund (COVID-19)

The Salford Crisis Fund was a responsive fund offering VCSE organisations grants of up to £500 to help address immediate need arising from the coronavirus crisis. 

This fund has now closed, you can see the list of awards made here.

You can search for Covid-19 related emergency funding via our online search here.

Or view our live grants here.

The commitment of VCSE sector funders in Salford

Salford City Council, NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, and Salford CVS want to support our communities as much as we can during this unprecedented period. We are happy to extend our previous letter of support for the vital work the sector is doing across Salford.

As funders, grant givers and organisations that contract with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, we’re committed to the Salford VCSE Strategy and working collaboratively with you as partners. We are therefore committing to supporting you as voluntary and community sector groups, charities and social enterprises (including our foodbanks and food clubs) that are currently in receipt of grant funding or have contracts in place from our organisations to use your skills, resources, relationships and networks to best meet the needs of the people that access your services and support.

Read the full statement here.

Our services

All of our drop-in and face to face services are suspended but our development team are still on hand to give information, advice and guidance on a wide range of topics:

  • Risk assessments: workplace, workforce and individual
  • Reopening your premises - practical tips
  • Funding bids
  • Business continuity 
  • Insurance
  • Digital and Data Protection
  • Setting up a new group
  • Volunteering good practice

To request a phone appointment with our development team please call 0161 787 7795 or use this contact form.

Our e-news and thematic e-bulletins are being consolidated into a once-weekly update which includes information, support and resources for VCSE organisations on the response to and recovery from COVID-19. If you aren't already on our mailing list you can sign up here.

Events, training and forums

Our Salford VCSE Conference will be held in June 2021 at the AJ Bell Stadium. The theme of the conference will be 'Belonging: Exploring Identity and Place'.

All of our training sessions and forums are now being delivered virtually via Zoom. You can book a place via our website here.

If you have any queries please contact training@salfordcvs.co.uk

VCSE news   VCSE guide

The latest news, good ideas, calls for resources and changes to services for local VCSE groups.


Guide for COVID-19 recovery for VCSE groups.



Download our advice for small community groups here.

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

Tel: 0161 787 7795 
Email: office@salfordcvs.co.uk


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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