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PCVS Community Research Project 2014

Over the last 3 years the landscape of Peterborough voluntary and community sector has changed.

This research conducted over the period of 4 months – between February and May 2014 granted us better insight into the current structure and provision of services delivered by the Community and Voluntary sector in Peterborough.

To read the full report please click here.

Peterborough Compact Refresh 2014

Peterborough Compact is an agreement between Peterborough City Council and the Peterborough Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector on working together. 

To read the Peterborough Compact report please click here.

Welcome to the Peterborough Council
for Voluntary Service

Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service (PCVS) is a registered charity set up by local organisations in 1980 as an umbrella and network organisation to the voluntary sector in Peterborough.

Local charities, voluntary and community groups, self-help groups and statutory organisations can access our services as well as members of the public.

We also manage projects.
PCVS also manages a number of projects at the Centre in Lincoln Court. Many of the projects have been hosted by PCVS since their start. The organisation also responds to 'one off' projects and start up projects with the view to enabling them to become independent within time.

For more information about each of the current projects please click on the relevant link:

PCVS is the lead body for the Peterborough Infrastructure Consortium. For more information go to Services.

Enrol Now For the PCVS Business School Summer Term:

Help to make your organisation more successful and increase your funding potential!

Free quality training and expert tuition for Volunteers, Community groups and Charities.

Sign up now for the following courses:

Managing your money, looking after the finances - A must for new groups and individuals starting out in the Community & Voluntary Sector. You will learn to build up budgets, cash books and accounts on Excel to fully help you through the planning and delivery cycle. At the end of the course you will have a number of usable templates to use for yourself and your organisation.

Get yourself heard, build relationship and influence people – Whether you are involved in community work, running a charity or someone with a special cause, knowing how to get your message across is essential.

Get noticed – Promoting yourself or your organisation is crucial and often gets overlooked. Learn more about marketing and promoting your cause on a budget. Get Noticed this is the course for you.

Bringing in the money - Fundraising is always a challenge but learning all about funding applications, the things you need to know about raising money at events, how to generate money through payroll giving, gift aid and sponsorship’s will make you more confident.

Succeeding where others fear to tread – Managing people, managing activities and the looking after the day to day needs of any charity or group is demanding, this course will give you an opportunity to get away, clear your head and refocus.

To sign up please get in touch to get an enrolment form either by calling 01733 342 683 or emailing mary.haddon@pcvs.co.uk.

PCVS Community Research Questionnaire

Whether you are thriving or surviving, please participate. PCVS wants to learn from your challenges and successes, share experiences and continue to connect people to the wonderful life-changing support that we have in this City. Our questionnaire asks about who you are, what you do and what you need. We are encouraging all groups and organisations to speak up about what is currently affecting you and your beneficiaries and share your aspirations with us so that PCVS can find ways to help you reach goals.

All about us?

Please watch our video to see the work we do and where we are going:

Funding Central

Funding CentralFunding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

They list thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and information supporting you to develop a sustainable income strategy.


3 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, PE1 2RP

Tel: 01733 342683 or 01733 311016

Email: pcvs@pcvs.co.uk

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