Cheshire Community Development Trust documents

(CCDT were formerly called Voluntary Action Vale Royal)

Newsletters, featuring grants, events and training for the voluntary sector

Their website is

CCDT produces a guide to volunteering opportunities: it's updated periodically. To ensure your group's details are there and up-to-date, please check the document and email additions/corrections using this form to aneil[at]

 Community Transport Options for Mid Cheshire

Wednesday March 13th 12 – 2 pm 2013 at Hartford Golf Club, Burrows Hill, Northwich CW8 3AP

We are inviting a range of organisations to attend this lunchtime session to discuss various options to improve community transport in the area, and to develop sustainable business solutions for the provision of community transport.

Cheshire Community Development Trust is interested in exploring the potential to develop group transport schemes in the area and is hosting an event to explore the different options with potential partner organisations.

The event is aimed at organisations who are interested in the following:

Group transport – options for hiring vehicles for group transport for organisations who do not have their own vehicles or who may need additional vehicles during peak times

Transport sharing – options to share vehicles for organisations who own their own vehicles including mini-buses and who would like to be able to earn more income

Driver Training – the potential for establishing local training options for organisations who have their own drivers, including volunteer drivers, for a range of courses including MIDAS for minibus drivers

 Development of community car schemes for service users of organisations

We hope that you will be able to attend the session and as the session includes lunch please let us know if you can attend and if you have any special requirements by emailing or telephoning 01606 723180.

We look forward to hearing from you

Arthur Neil

Chief Executive

Cheshire Community Development Trust 

Rural Transport

There's an inexpensive pre-bookable bus service run by CCDT, serving the villages of Mid-Cheshire, taking passengers to Northwich and Winsford and returning. Flyer - with details of which weekdays for which village. Application form. Ring 01606 784100 for more information.

Voluntary Action Vale Royal are in the process of compiling a directory of meeting facilities available in the former Vale Royal area. If you have space that you make available either free or for a charge please fill in this form and return asap to:
Arthur Neil, aneil[at]
The Rooms 4 Hire website is now hosted by Cheshire West and Chester Council, with the data and content managed by Chester Voluntary Action. It’s an online database of low cost venues suitable for community use. As it started in Chester, currently most of the rooms are there, but CWAC would like it to cover the whole borough more thoroughly (there are currently 4 venues listed in Northwich, 1 in Winsford). Improvements are currently being made to raise the profile of the Rooms 4 Hire project on the Council’s website and you can access the facility at:-

VAVR Services

VAVR, based on Navigation Road, Northwich, offer the following services:

CRB checks (doing the preparatory paperwork for sending off): £5 plus CRB charges (free for volunteers, £26 standard, £36 enhanced).

Payroll service - see download

Volunteer Community Car Scheme: Drivers Wanted
Cheshire Community Development Trust is looking for willing volunteer Drivers to join a Community Car Scheme operating within Northwich, Winsford and the surrounding areas. The scheme aims to help those who are isolated and perhaps don’t have any friends or family to help them, to attend hospital or doctor’s appointments or a range of other appointments or events. As a volunteer you can give as much or as little time as you are able. All they ask is that you have a car, are willing to undertake a CRB check and enjoy meeting new people and helping out within your local community. They are able to pay you some expenses to cover the cost of petrol etc. Poster
If you are interested or would like to know more, contact Tracey Walford on 01606 723180 or e-mail: twalford[at]


VAVR newsletter, September 2010
Grants from UnLtd for Learning in Communities Award.
Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards
Co-operative Group - Community Fund
Cheshire Neighbours Credit Union - arrangement with the Co-op Electrical store to offer electrical goods and furniture.
And lots of non-environment issues. Click to download their Sept '10 newsletter
More VAVR newsletters:
VAVR NEWS May 09.pdf
VAVR News Jan10.pdf
Vol Action Annual Report 08.pdf
VAVR News Nov 2010

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