The Partnership covers the geographical region of Devon, covering North Devon, Torridge, Mid Devon, East Devon, Exeter, West Devon, Teignbridge and the South Hams (but not Plymouth and Torbay). Its activities are governed by the Chief Officers of the local Councils for Voluntary Service (CVS)
From their website :
Formed in 2004, DACVS works to support the voluntary and community sector (VCS) develop and improve its contribution to the lives of citizens in the sub-region. The Partnership adopts the working principle of 'local focus, county voice.' This recognises the value and benefits of developing common policy positions at a strategic level while retaining local identity and meeting the diverse needs of the sub-region through local delivery. This commitment underpins the strategic objectives of DACVS.
The aims of the DACVS are to provide:
Effective representation of the voluntary and community sector at sub-regional level;
A stronger well co-ordinated sub regional structure for other agencies to key into;
A better informed sector at local level on sub regional issues and opportunities;