W3RT CVS has worked for over forty years to strengthen the local voluntary sector in Watford and Three Rivers.  We exist to support voluntary sector organisations to become more welcoming, effective, accountable and sustainable.  

In particular, we can support you with: 

  • Registration and formation of voluntary sector organisations 
  • Funding support  
  • Business planning 
  • Board development 
  • Volunteer recruitment  
  • Training 

We also help charities across Watford and the Three Rivers area exert greater influence by representing and championing the sector in forums, helping groups individually to promote the needs of their members, or by helping groups come together to have a louder voice. Find out more on our Networking and Forums page. 

W3RT began in 1974 as "Watford Council for Voluntary Service". Since its beginning, it has been at the heart of the voluntary and community activity in Watford and has played a significant part in the development of many local voluntary services. As a result, W3RT CVS has a unique understanding of the local voluntary sector and is in regular contact with hundreds of charities and community groups in and around Watford and Three Rivers.  

This function remains at the heart of W3RT, and we are still commissioned by Watford Borough Council (WBC) and Three Rivers District Council to deliver an effective CVS service for Watford and Three Rivers.