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.