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About Us

ERVAS is a registered charity  and a Company Limited by Guarantee.

ERVAS is a development agency, we support the voluntary, community and not for profit sectors, delivering services across The Humber but primarily in the East Riding of Yorkshire.  We are members of NAVCA and are accredited by NCVO (formerly Volunteering England).

About Us

ERVAS is a development agency.  We support the voluntary, community and not for profit sectors, delivering services across The Humber but primarily in the East Riding of Yorkshire. We are members of NAVCA and are accredited by NCVO (formerly Volunteering England).

Our Services

Information

We produce a weekly EBulletin distributed to over 1200 email addresses, this keeps all of our contacts informed about our services and  gives them up to date information on funding, policies from local and central government and any other policy decisions that may affect them.  Contact us if you wish to have an article circulated about events, job vacancies or training from your organisation, or if you would like  to receive the EBulletin.

Funding

We have built up a number of information sheets and research resources to assist groups in their search for funding.

Our funding advice service also includes:

  • Support with funding applications
  • Advice about becoming ‘fit for funding’ such as policy development and constitutions
  • Business and project planning

Business Services

We provide a full range of office services including photocopying, hiring of equipment, spiral binding, and laminating.  We also process DBS checks (previously CRBs).

Community Development

Working with new and the existing community and voluntary sector groups throughout the East Riding.

ERVAS Community Development offers

  •  1 -1 group training and facilitation
  • Consultation and strategic development
  • Government and Policy advice
  • Advice and Guidance on managing community buildings
  • Establishing new initiatives
  • Networking opportunities

East Riding (council for) Voluntary Youth Services

 ERCVYS has been established to help support local communities to provide activities and services for children, young people and families, as well as encourage all young people 11—25 to volunteer.  We provide the following services:

  • Help and support to develop ideas
  • Networking and signposting
  • ‘Fit for Purpose Support’
  • Help to involve young people in groups
  • Participation in consultations
  • Safeguarding advice and guidance
  • Volunteen – An Inclusive Youth Volunteering
    project

Volunteer Centre

Our Volunteer Centre holds the national Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation,  recognising  it meets the requirements of the 6 core functions of a

volunteer development agency.

We aim to develop and coordinate volunteering throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire and provide:

  • Information on a wide range of volunteering opportunities
  • Advice and guidance to anyone interested in volunteering
  • Advice and support to organisations and groups on good practice
  • Confidential 1-1 interviews by appointment

Community Accountancy

 We provide support to voluntary organisations, registered charities and social enterprises which
covers  financial, statutory and administrative compliance with current legislation and good
practice.

Services include:

  • Year-end accounts preparation
  • Independent Examination of accounts for  groups with an income of less than £1,000,000
  • Book-keeping & Payroll
  • Quickbooks Cloud Accounting Software
  • Budget Preparation and Cash Flow
  • Management Accounts
  • Training/One-to-one support and advice
  • Good Practice Guides and Templates