The CVS team is made up of individuals who bring over four decades worth of experience of working in the private, public and third sectors, in the areas of finance, management, commissioning, marketing and business development. Utilising these skills and experience, we are able to offer a range of tailored services on a consultancy basis.
Bid Writing & Tender Support
Our team consists of former commissioners and experienced bid writers who have successfully secured significant funding from large scale public sector tenders, and both small and large scale grants schemes. Our Service can include a review of your draft application with input and advice on how to increase the chances of success of your application, along with 1:1 coaching, quality checks and training.
Conducting evaluation of your projects and services are vital to ensuing that they continue to meet the needs of your beneficiaries, as well as providing evidence to make a case for funding to meet identified unaddressed needs. Mid-point and end of funding evaluations are also increasingly becoming a mandatory requirement of many major funding bodies. CVS are able to provide independent service evaluations that are tailored around your individual aims and evaluation purposes.
Monitoring the delivery of your project or service and being able to evidence the outcomes you are achieving can be difficult and time consuming. However with the right planning and systems in place, the collection of the relevant information can be made relatively simple and the burden of reporting reduced. CVS can introduce you to a range of monitoring tools that are available, help you set up systems tailored to your project, and provide advice of the types of information and commissioners want to see.
In addition to our Payroll and Community Accountancy services, CVS can provide a range of bespoke financial services, including helping you to set up appropriate financial systems that will save you time and ensure you are adhering to regulatory requirements.
CVS can deliver tailored independent reviews of your charity’s or organisation’s operations. These can be tailored to your needs including policy and procedural reviews, training needs assessment, and communications effectiveness; along with recommendations around structure, funding, business continuity and opportunities for efficiencies.
This is not an exhaustive list of services and we would be happy to talk informally on how we could support your needs.
For more information about these services or other support you may be interested in, please contact Helen Grimwood on firstname.lastname@example.org