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; 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 three Cambridgeshire CVS organisations, (collectively called CVS5), survey groups that are members and collect responses from non-members 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