Hunts Forum of Voluntary Organisations is an independent, non-profit making registered charity based in Huntingdon, Cambs.
The charity was established in 1994 formed by a coalition of local voluntary organisations and run by an elected committee of voluntary sector representatives.
We provide information, guidance, and support to help voluntary & community groups set up, develop & grow:
Information & Advice:
We provide fundraising advice and guidance, ensuring quality bids are submitted to a variety of sources. Assist in organisational health checks and trustee health checks, aiding organisations to develop (from setting up a group and the legal requirements), identify strengths, weakness and supports in a changing environment.
We deliver quality training which supports organisations, enabling them to develop their capacity and efficiency. From small organisations who wish to become a registered charity to a larger registered charities who want to review their processes. Topics covered include: Employment Law, Data Protection, Social Media, Effective Supervision, Roles & Responsibilities of Trustees, Equality & Diversity, Marketing, Big Lottery Programmes.
Partnership working: Hunts Forum represents the diverse views of local groups and organisations to agencies, statutory bodies and the general public. We promote two-way communications and advocate effective partnerships: attending a wide range of events on their behalf.
Hunts Forum is also a member of the Local Strategic Partnership supporting the voluntary sector through relevant involvement in the decision making process. We work in close partnership with:
Huntingdonshire District Council
Cambridgeshire County Council
Cambridgeshire Voluntary Sector (and other CVS's)
If you would like any further advice about what we do, our membership and the benefits that brings or if you have an enquiry regarding training, funding or 1:1 support, please contact us on 01480 420601.
* Please find our new "Plan on a page", Strategic Plan 2016 - 2020 for your information.
* Mapping Community and Voluntary groups in Cambridgeshire 2015
Every year the two Cambridgeshire CVS organisations survey member groups who are members, and non-members, and collect responses on a series of questions that indicate what type of support the groups might need in the following year.
Response to the survey was up slightly, this year, by 3%, collecting 243 returns from Cambridgeshire organisations.
You can read the complete report here