Our services and response to the coronavirus emergency

Our response

With regret, we have taken the decision to close our offices in Eccles to drop-in visitors.

We’re still here to support local VCSE organisations and other partners - so we can all help local people and communities get through these challenging circumstances.

Get in touch

You can get in touch with us via phone and email and we’re working on more ways for you to connect with us online.

We have extended our phone line opening hours and we are now available from 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday, call 0161 787 7795 for our VCSE advice line.

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

Events, training and forums

We have postponed our annual conference, due to be held in July, it will now take place in October and will still be held at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Our training sessions and forums for March and April have been postponed and will be rescheduled or delivered virtually where possible.

We have contacted those booked on to our courses to inform them of this.

If you are concerned about attending future sessions or unable to access virtual training you can cancel your place free of charge.

Those interested in attending a training session in May onwards can book a place via our website here.

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

Grants

For current grant applicants

We are still processing existing grant applications and any returns.

If you have received a grant off us recently and are worried about how you can deliver, don’t worry, we’ll be emailing you in the next few days 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.

Please read full update here.

Salford Crisis Fund (COVID-19)

The Salford Crisis Fund is a responsive fund offering VCSE organisations grants of up to £500 to help address immediate need arising from the coronavirus crisis. All applications must explain how you will support the health and wellbeing of local people affected by this crisis.

Find out more and apply here.

Our services

All of our drop-in and face to face services are suspended. This includes our Thursday volunteering drop-in and our IAG 1-2-1 sessions. If you have an appointment with a member of our team we will be in touch to see if it can be held over the phone or virtually.

Our development team are still on hand to give information, advice and guidance on a wide range of topics:

  • Funding bids
  • Business continuity 
  • Insurance
  • 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 twice-weekly update which will include information, support and advice for VCSE organisations on the coronavirus response.

If you aren't already on our mailing list you can sign up here.

Emergency response

We’re working with VCSE and public sector partners to coordinate our emergency response volunteering programme for Salford and supporting local people to be good neighbours. Find out more about this here.

We would encourage you all to stay safe - and keep in touch where you can.

VCSE news   VCSE guide

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

 

Guide to responding to coronavirus emergency for VCSE groups.

 

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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

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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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