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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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  • Thursday, 17 April 2014

    The County Voluntary Councils across ABMU and Swansea University invite you to a special event - “Regionalisation and The Third Sector”

    What is regionalisation? What does it mean for Third Sector Organisations? How can the Third Sector contribute to the regionalised agenda? How can the Third Sector collaborate more effectively with academia? Read more

  • Tuesday, 15 April 2014

    Opportunity to work with Jobcentre Plus in Swansea - Support for Ex-offenders

    Jobcentre Plus wants to work together with partners to improve the job prospects for people who receive Jobseekers Allowance who are facing the most complex and intractable barriers to employment. Read more

  • Friday, 11 April 2014

    Swansea University students available to work in your organisation this summer

    Swansea University has launched its summer placement schemes which encourage organisations to offer work experience to their students during the summer holiday period. Read more

  • Friday, 11 April 2014

    Lloyds Bank Community Fund open for nominations

    The Community Fund is an excellent way for us to support our local communities, at the grass-roots. By nominating you can give a local cause a chance of receiving some much needed funding. As the awards are distributed locally, you can easily see the impact this funding can make. It won't take you long and an award could have a huge impact on the group you nominate. Read more

  • Wednesday, 09 April 2014

    Changes to the Community Cohesion Plan

    The Welsh Government has also drawn up a new National Delivery Plan which the Regional Community Cohesion Coordinators will need to report on. Riaz Hassan is the Regional Community Cohesion Co-ordinator covering Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. Read more

  • Wednesday, 09 April 2014

    International Learning Opportunities - Developing Leadership, Developing World, Developing Wales

    The International Learning Opportunities (ILO) programme provides a unique opportunity to spend eight weeks in sub-Saharan Africa working on development projects that are designed to enhance your leadership skills. Read more

  • Tuesday, 08 April 2014

    Patient and Carer Participation Group ‘Community Road Show’ taking place at venues across Swansea this June

    Do you provide health or social care services within primary care, social services or the voluntary sector? Read more

  • Monday, 07 April 2014

    Swansea Domestic Abuse Delivery Plan: 2014-17 launches

    Swansea’s third Domestic Abuse Strategy launched in April 2014, building on the two previous strategies published in 2006 and 2010. Significantly, this strategy will now be referred to as a ‘Delivery Plan’, reflecting the progress that has been made with this agenda in terms of service development, delivery and partnership working to ensure effective outcomes for all citizens within Swansea. Read more

  • Friday, 28 March 2014

    SCVS Ebulletin April 2014 Edition now available to download

    The April 2014 Edition of the SCVS Ebulletin is now available to download. Read more

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