Council for Voluntary Service, Rochdale

CVS Rochdale was established in 1975 and became incorporated as a registered charity (charity no: 700561) and company limited by guarantee (co no: 2280025) in 1988. The charitable purpose of the organisation is to promote any charitable purposes for the benefit of the community within Greater Manchester in particular:-

  • The advancement of education
  • The furtherance of health and relief of poverty, distress and sickness
  • To provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interest of social welfare, for recreational and other leisure time activities with the object of improving conditions of life
  • To promote and organise co-operation in the achievement of the above by bringing together representatives of the statutory authorities and voluntary organisations. 


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The Volunteer Centre Rochdale Borough supports and promotes volunteering across the borough of Rochdale and works with individuals who wish to volunteer and with groups and organisations that use volunteers.

To find out more about Volunteer Centre follow the Link.

Funding Portal

Looking for funding? You've come to the right place

The CVS Rochdale subscribes to FUNDING CENTRAL a funding database which provides easy access to potential funders.

Funding Central provides:

  • Each funding search produces a tailored list of results for you to explore.
  • Funding listings are easy to read and are updated regularly, highlighting key criteria, guidance documents, how to apply and contact details amongst other headings.
  • You can save funding schemes, funders and individual funding searches to your profile or you can print these documents.

There are 2 ways to access Funding Central, you can subscribe direct to by clicking on If you would like a FREE search then contact Neil Gibson for an appointment on 01706 510844 or email


The Ambition for Ageing project is a collaborative venture led by Kashmir Youth Project, (the Local Delivery Lead and central hub for the partnership) in conjunction with CVS Rochdale; Bangladesh Association and Community Project; Meadowfields Community Centre and Demesne Community Centre.