Our Services

Services offered by Wigan & Leigh CVS

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    Available advice

    Facilities & Equipment Hire
    Current Programmes
    Newsletters & Inserts


    The CVS Finance Office is staffed by 2 part time officers. The Primary function of the department (and the one that takes up most of the available time) is to maintain the accounts for CVS and the projects directly managed by CVS.

    In addition the department also provides a monthly payroll service to voluntary groups within the Wigan Borough. For details of this service contact Graham Sargent [email protected] at the CVS office.

    In addition to the above, a limited amount of time is available to offer advice on accounts matters such as book-keeping etc if you have a query please contact us by phone on 01942 514234 or email-
    we’ll do our best to try to answer your questions.


    Whether you are thinking of setting up a group, or are already established, CVS can offer a range of help and advice including the following areas: –

    • Funding, Funder Finder, sources of funding, putting together a funding application.
    • Setting up a new group.
    • Putting together a business plan.
    • Roles and responsibilities of a management committee.
    • Constitutions.
    • Holding meetings.
    • Becoming a registered charity.
    • Filling in forms.
    • Employment Law.
    • Health and Safety.
    • Resolving issues.
    • Training opportunities.
    • Using volunteers.
    • Networking opportunities.

    Facilities and Equipment Hire

    At CVS we have a range of facilities and equipment which is available for hire to groups within the Borough. These include:-

    Facilities and services-

    • Meeting rooms
    • Photocopying
    • Leaflet distribution (via the newsletter)
    • Facilitation (event organising)
    • Account examination
    • Payroll services


    • Laminators
    • Guillotines
    • Overhead projectors and screens
    • Flip chart stands
    • Conference style coffee jugs
    • Display boards
    • Document binders
    • Karaoke machine

    To find out more give us a call on 01942 514234


    Our rolling programme of training is available to download from our training page. You can also contact Claire or Sarah on 01942 514234 who can send out a copy of our ‘Unleashing Your Potential’ directory and calendar of training.

    Current Programmes

    In addition to its core functions, CVS manages other programmes devised and funded externally. At the moment the programmes currently being managed are the Communty Empowerment Programme the Healthy Living Programme the Black & Minority Ethnic Development Project the Friendly Faces Project and the Children and Young Peoples Groups Development Team

    Newsletter and inserts

    The CVS newsletter is circulated to over 500 member groups. We offer a leaflet distibution service to be included in the newsletter, for details give us a call on 01942 514234. To download the latest edition click here.
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     Limited Company Number 2224699  Registered Charity Number 700205