We are very sorry to hear that CVS Rochdale will be closing at the end of the month - see this statement from www.cvsr.org.uk/
It is good news however that Rochdale MBC plans to re-tender for VCSE infrastructure services. Local support organisations like CVSs are important. They bring together people involved in voluntary action and volunteering to mutual benefit; they ensure diverse voices are heard; they advocate on behalf of citizen-led organisations; and they help to ensure these organisations are supported, resourced, well-informed and well-governed. In the context of a devolved city-region and with challenges we are facing to social, economic and democratic inclusion, we need these organisations more than ever.