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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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  • Friday, 23 October 2015

    Third Sector Awards Cymru 2015

    The Third Sector Awards Cymru promote, recognise and celebrate the hard work and great achievements of third sector groups from around the country. With the deadline for nominations approaching, don't miss this opportunity to give your inspirational organisation the recognition they deserve! Read more

  • Thursday, 22 October 2015

    Mapping Information & Advice Services for Wales

    The National Advice Network and Welsh Government recognise the need for an up-to-picture of information and advice provision relating to welfare benefits, debt, money, housing, employment, immigration and discrimination problems. They are asking public, private and third sector providers to share details of their services by completing a survey. Read more

  • Tuesday, 20 October 2015

    What training should SCVS provide to support your group or organisation?

    We'd like your views as part of Swansea's Third Sector about the training needs you see for staff and volunteers in your organisation in order to better support your mission. Read more

  • Friday, 09 October 2015

    Shelter Cymru launch ‘Young Money’ Project

    Young Money works with young people aged 16 – 24 and their families in the Swansea Bay area. The project is delivered through workshops but can also help young people through... Read more

  • Thursday, 08 October 2015

    Changing for the Better Grant Scheme – Large Grants now open

    Changing for the Better is a local Grant Scheme fund that targets groups which provide, or intend to provide, services which improve the health and wellbeing of the local population in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. Read more

  • Thursday, 01 October 2015

    SCVS October E-bulletin now available to download...

    The SCVS October 2015 E-bulletin is now available to download - packed with news, funding info, events, training, jobs and more. Read more

  • Thursday, 01 October 2015

    SCVS Director Carol Green retires

    This week SCVS bid farewell to Carol Green, our long time Director who has retired after 19 years. Carol has steered the organisation with tact and diplomacy, through a changing landscape, always ensuring that the voice of the third sector is heard at all levels. She will be missed by staff, colleagues and local organisations alike. Read more

  • Tuesday, 08 September 2015

    Shared Purpose: Shared Future: Draft Statutory Guidance for the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

    The National Assembly of Wales want your views on the guidance that will be used to explain how the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 will affect public bodies subject to its provisions. Read more

  • Tuesday, 07 July 2015

    Nominations are now Open for the 2016 St David Awards

    The St David Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of people from all walks of life in Wales. It acknowledges people who are making a real difference for this country – either at home or abroad. Do you know someone exceptional? Read more

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