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The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) has been working with volunteer groups for over 50 years delivering projects to improve countryside access, manage and conserve habitats, and bring people closer to their environment. As a national organisation we work with over 300,000 volunteers each year.

TCV staff are experienced in a broad range of skills from habitat management to construction. We are committed to delivering a quality product and our staff are trained in supervising volunteer groups of varying levels of experience to deliver projects to a high standard. TCV staff can provide advice on the design and development of a project, potential sources of funding, and associated responsibilities of the landowner, including health and safety and access. We have an extensive network of partners and can assist in identifying further sources of advice and information where necessary.

TCV is committed to promoting environmental awareness and a sustainable future and endeavours to lead by example.

TCV is an inclusive organisation which works with groups from all backgrounds and is committed to the safeguarding of the groups with which we work. Our policies for working with vulnerable groups and for Equal Opportunities are available on our website. In addition we have a strong reputation for health and safety and our policy is also available online.

If you think you may have an idea for a funding bid, if you are a school, Friends of Group or other community group why not get in touch and find our what we can do to help you with your project. We can offer advice and even help you to complete a funding bid or give you ideas as to what is out there.

How To Contact Us

TCV can cover the majority of the north west of England from our bases at the following offices. For further details contact your nearest office.


The Visitor Centre
Sale Water Park
Rifle Road
M33 2LX

Tel: 0161 962 9409

Mobile: 07764 655 693 (Ally)

Email: manchester@tcv.org.uk


Pex Hill Visitor Centre
Pex Hill Avenue

Tel: 0151 423 4433

Mobile: 07740 899 716 (Neil)

Email: merseyside@tcv.org.uk


We have a new project called Building Better Opportunities which is funded by European Social Fund (ESF) and National Lottery which is working out of the Carlisle Office but covering Carlisle and Penrith. The project is funded to work with specific individuals and staff will be providing practical conservation/ horticulture and other opportuntities to engage people and improve thier lives.

E: jay.anson@tcv.org.uk , roger.atkins@tcv.org.uk
Main Contact: Jay Anson and Roger Atkins

TCV, BBO project C/O CADAS

5 Victoria Pl, Carlisle CA1 1EJ

South of the county you can work with the Kendal Conservation Volunteers, please get it touch via their website.