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Swansea Council for Voluntary Service is the umbrella organisation for voluntary activity throughout the City & County of Swansea, supporting, developing and representing voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities in the County. We work to support and develop the Third Sector by providing a wide range of information, advice and support services and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy makers... (more)

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These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Some of the ways that we can help...

  • Forums

    Our local forums give third sector organisations the chance to network, share their views and keep on top of the latest developments in their field...

  • Information

    SCVS provide regular updates for the local sector through our quarterly members magazine, a monthly e-bulletin and specialist briefings...

  • Events

    Events & training specifically for the third sector in Swansea…

  • Volunteer

    Our volunteer centre offers advice and guidance on 100’s of local opportunities however much time you have, and whatever your interest...

  • Training

    SCVS offer high quality, affordable and third sector specific training courses from our Walter Road offices…

  • Development

    Whether you need support to update your policies, or advice on funding and sustainability, our development workers will help…

  • Job Vacancies

    Looking for paid work in the Third Sector in Swansea? Browse local vacancies here...

  • Policy/Influence

    SCVS works on your behalf to represent the Sector's interests across a wide range of partnerships at local, regional and national levels...

  • What's On?

    Fayres, open days, taster sessions and more! Events which are run by local organisations and are open to the public...

Latest news

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  • Wednesday, 17 December 2014

    SCVS Christmas and New Year opening times 2014/15

    SCVS will close for the festive season at 12.30pm on Wednesday 24th December, and reopen at 9am on Friday 2nd January 2015. Read more

  • Wednesday, 17 December 2014

    ABMU - Action After Andrews

    “If ABMU Board adopts the recommendations and actions with conviction and determination, there is no reason to believe that the issues raised in this report cannot be fully resolved within the year” Andrews, Butler, Trusted to Care, May 2011. It’s now six months since the publication of the hard-hitting Andrews Report – Trusted to Care, which made 14 recommendations to be actioned by ABMU Health Board within a year. Read more

  • Wednesday, 17 December 2014

    Sustainable Swansea - Fit for the future

    Continuing the Conversation: Get involved and have your say about the council's plans to create smarter, leaner and more efficient services in the years ahead. Welsh Government budget reductions and rising demand for services mean the council can't carry on doing what it's doing; things have to change. Read more

  • Monday, 01 December 2014

    National Assembly Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse

    The National Assembly for Wales is currently looking into the issue of alcohol and substance misuse. The Health and Social Care Committee have recently been doing some work on new psychoactive substances which are sometimes called “legal highs” - the report will be out in the New Year. Read more

  • Friday, 28 November 2014

    SCVS Bumper December / January Ebulletin now available to download

    The SCVS Ebulletin for December / January is now available to download - packed with news, events, training, jobs and more, by - and for - the Third Sector in Swansea. Read more

  • Thursday, 27 November 2014

    NEW SCVS Spring 2015 Training

    The New SCVS Spring Term 2015 training programme, which includes a number of new courses, is now available to view online. Read more

  • Thursday, 20 November 2014

    SCVS Annual Report and Accounts now available to download

    The SCVS Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14 are now available to download. The Annual report takes a new format this year, using more graphics to illustrate our achievements. On this page you'll also find the additional reports which we've submitted to Welsh Government, WCVA and The Charity Commission. Read more

  • Wednesday, 05 November 2014

    New National Adoption Service for Wales goes live

    A new service to speed up the adoption process in Wales launches today (Wednesday 5th November) by First Minister Carwyn Jones and the Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford. Read more

  • Thursday, 25 July 2013

    Swansea Local Service Board (LSB) Update

    The LSB has restructured within the past few months after a fundamental review of its functions and in response to challenges raised in the developing and delivering the Single Integrated Plan (SIP). Read more

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