News - CWVA provides invaluable support to Chester and District Committee for Deaf People

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The Chester and District Committee for Deaf People has accessed a wide range of support from Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA), helping the organisation run smoothly.

After contacting CWVA, the committee was put in touch with Joanne Stanton, Senior Development Officer, who offered one-to-one support and helped make several helpful connections.

Joanne offered the committee governance advice, supporting its journey to become a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) and making sure all the relevant policies were in place.

The committee was also linked to Ambos Digital, which recently developed CWVA’s new website and helped put the finishing touches to the committee’s website redesign at a reasonable rate.

With fundraising such an important part of the committee’s work, Joanne directed it to a funding course being run by CWVA and the wider CWVA team connected the committee to COLAS, which could potentially support work on the carpark in the future.

Fiona Dodd, Secretary of the Chester and District Committee for Deaf People, said: “When I had a face-to-face meeting with Joanne earlier this year, I was armed with a list of asks that could have appeared quite daunting for anyone else, but she calmly took everything in her stride.

“Joanne cut right through any complexity and explained really clearly what was needed, pointing me to the right resources and taking time to make sure I fully understood what she was explaining.

“I wanted to express both my and committee’s gratitude for everything Joanne and CWVA have done for us so far.”

CWVA is here to champion the community sector, building trust, influencing and inspiring.

Any community sector organisation can access CWVA’s wide range of support, such as training, information and advice around governance and starting up, support with volunteer management, funding advice and much more.

CWVA also runs alliances, bringing together organisations, helping create a common voice and focusing on key areas like mental health, food and children, young people and families.

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