About CAVA

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Warwickshire & Solihull Community
and Voluntary Action (CAVA)

our mission

CAVA are the local Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Infrastructure Organisation providing vital support to volunteers, groups, organisations, enterprises and charities who are working to strengthen communities. We are committed to providing all of our services locally and accessibly.

our values




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Our History

Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action registered as a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee and Registered Charity in 2008. The organisation is a merger of separate ‘Councils for Voluntary Service’ and ‘Volunteer Centres’ to provide a single point of access for everyone who wants to engage in community and voluntary action.

We have a collective history of over 200 years of supporting local communities to thrive.

Our People

The work of CAVA is governed and delivered through a Board of Trustees, a workforce on average of 41 people per year, and a range of volunteers to support our Mission.

The Board members include individuals who are also affiliated members of CAVA. The Board works to recruit new Board members who bring both the voice of the members as well as skills that can enhance the performance and governance arrangements of the organisation. The Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation in response to internal and external need.

CAVA has a diverse, skilled and experienced operational team working across the organisation, working collaboratively in partnership with the wider sector and partners, including County Council, District and Brough Councils and the Integrated Care System, to deliver its Mission and priorities.

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CAVA also delivers a range of externally funded projects to support the community of Warwickshire and Solihull.  

Find out more in our programmes section.