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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, 25 July 2014

    Call for Evidence - Review of the role and functions of the Children's Commissioner for Wales

    Dr Mike Shooter, a leader in the field of children’s rights, psychiatry and children’s services, has been asked by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty to undertake a review to the role and functions of the Children's Commissioner for Wales. Wales was the first UK country to have such a commissioner, with the office being established in 2001. Read more

  • Wednesday, 23 July 2014

    Swansea Change Fund Small Grants 2014 now open!

    The fund provides an accessible and flexible source of funding in particular to small voluntary & community groups who may not be at the stage of making larger applications. Priority will be given to groups with no paid staff. Read more

  • Wednesday, 23 July 2014

    City and County of Swansea Advice Services Mapping

    City and County of Swansea are in the process of up-dating their information about where people in Swansea can access help and advice. Read more

  • Monday, 21 July 2014

    Video competition launched as part of Trustees’ Week

    Trustees’ Week celebrates the contributions made by approximately 1 million charity trustees in England and Wales, and this year you can take part in a competition by making a video about your experience as a trustee. Read more

  • Monday, 21 July 2014

    SCVS and volunteer referrals from Working Links

    At the WCVA ‘Shaping the Volunteering Landscape’ Conference held on 1st July in Cardiff, SCVS assistant Director Amanda Carr presented a session discussing Volunteer referrals from Working Links. View the video here. Read more

  • Tuesday, 15 July 2014

    Welsh Government Skills Implementation Plan launched - Delivering the policy statement on skills

    The skills implementation plan has been developed to inform future action in relation to post-19 skills and employment policy. The plan follows from the policy statement on skills published by the Welsh Government in January 2014. The aim of the plan is to provide details of the actions to be undertaken by the Welsh Government working with employers, individuals, trade unions and delivery partners. Read more

  • Tuesday, 15 July 2014

    Nominate Now - Queens Award for Voluntary Service

    HM Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, D Byron Lewis, is encouraging people to nominate voluntary groups in their community for the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is equivalent to an MBE for voluntary organisations. Read more

  • Friday, 04 July 2014

    Swansea 2014 IPC Athletics European Championships - Community Ticket Offer

    See the Stars at Swansea 2014….For just £1. Community groups and organisations in Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Neath Port Talbot can watch major athletics on their doorstep this August - from just £1. Read more

  • Tuesday, 01 July 2014

    SCVS July Ebulletin now available to download

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

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