Sefton CVS Annual Conference 2018 “Give A Little, Change A Lot”

Sefton CVS are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Conference,“Give A Little, Change A Lot: Innovation & Good Practice in Volunteering” will be held on Tuesday 30th October at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre (CLAC), Cambridge Road, Waterloo, Liverpool L22 1RR (click here for map).
To book your place, please email  
Confirmed guest speakers:
  • Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy and Volunteering, NCVO
  • Margaret Carney, Chief Executive, Sefton Council
  • Cllr. Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member for Communities & Housing, Sefton Council
Interactive, good-practice workshops from regional and national guests including:
  • Measuring the economic value & impact of volunteering (Social Value UK)
  • Innovation and creativity in volunteering (British Red Cross) 
  • Diversity in Volunteering
More information including full programme and workshops will be available shortly, and if you would like to book your place please email or call 0151 920 0726.

Sefton Shining Stars 2018 – Nominations Now Open! (closing 5pm on Friday 9th November)

The Sefton Shining Stars Awards organised by Sefton CVS recognise and celebrate the achievements of Sefton’s children and young people aged up to the age of 18.

The emphasis of the awards is on achievements outside the normal school curriculum areas, and rewarding children and young people who may not normally gain recognition.


Categories include:

  • Achieving and Caring
  • Volunteering and Community Spirit
  • The Mary Roberson Award for Inspiring Change
  • Achiever of the Year Award
  • Fundraising
  • Changing Attitudes
  • The Catherine Strickland Award for Bravery
  • Personality of the Year Award
  • Participation Award

The 2018 Awards are now open for nominations!

If you know of a young person who deserves to be recognised, then complete a nomination form- either online or by downloading a form using the link below.

Deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday 9th November 2018. If you experience any problems completing the form below, or have any questions or queries, please email

Nomination Form



Information About the Access To Food During The Summer Holidays

This summer, Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) are coordinating a network of community venues and local organisations to offer children, young people and families access to food during the school holidays—especially those who would normally be in receipt of free school meals during term time.

Click here to download the information flyer 

The groups and organisations involved in this year’s initiative will be providing open access during August on the days and times listed below.


12noon – 2pm           The Inclusion Network, Bootle
6pm—9pm                Parenting 2000 (Crosby)

12noon – 2pm           The Inclusion Network, Bootle
5.30pm – 8.30pm      Parenting 2000 (Southport)

12noon—1.30pm     Waterloo Community Association
5.30pm – 8.30pm      Parenting 2000 (Southport)

12noon—1.30pm     The Orrell Trust, Bootle
12noon—1.30pm     Waterloo Community Association
6pm—9pm                Parenting 2000 (Crosby)

New Realities Partnership Award – Help recognise staff or teams at Sefton Council who have helped make a difference!

Sefton CVS are asking local voluntary, community and faith sector groups to nominate an individual or a team within the local authority who have demonstrated the key principles of the  New Realities Partnership Agreement and provided help or support to local non-profit organisations. 

The New Realities Partnership Award will go to the individual or team that have adopted a ‘can-do’ attitude when working with voluntary, community or faith sector groups. 

  • Demonstrated a positive ‘can-do’ attitude when working with a local group or organisation
  • Providing assistance in overcoming a barrier or obstacle that would otherwise impact on the group’s work
  • Understood the value and role of the local voluntary, community and faith sector in making Sefton a great place to live and work
  • Demonstrated a ‘common sense’ approach to working in partnership with the local voluntary, community and faith sector.

Any of which that results in a positive outcome, promotes the benefits of partnership working and makes a difference in the local community. 

Click here to download the Nomination Form (Word / PDF) 

Closing date for nominations: 12noon on Friday 12th OctoberPlease submit all nominations to: or complete the online form below. 

What is New Realities? 

Click here to download the New Realities Partnership Agreement, or click here to visit the New Realities web page.

Alternatively please watch the short animation video below:


Online Nomination Form