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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, 19 September 2014

    For one week only, a very special offer on SCVS Autumn Training courses - Time to update your skills?

    September marks the beginning of a new academic year, and the start of the new SCVS Autumn training programme! Now is a perfect time to learn new skills, gain a qualification or refresh your knowledge and gain insight into some essential topics. Read more

  • Wednesday, 17 September 2014

    Have you booked yet? Free Developing Sustainable Sectors Event

    Swansea CVS, Neath Port Talbot CVS and BAVO are together hosting a ‘Making the Connections’ regional information event – ‘Developing Sustainable Sectors’ on the morning of the 30th September 2014 at the Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot. Read more

  • Tuesday, 16 September 2014

    Third Sector Apprenticeships - Measuring the potential demand

    The Regional Learning Partnership South West and Central Wales, alongside its partner CVCs, is collecting evidence of demand for third sector apprenticeships across Wales. Read more

  • Friday, 12 September 2014

    Free BBC Workshop - “Have You Got News for Us?”

    Do you want to get your third sector organisations stories heard but don’t quite know how? BBC Cymru Wales invites you to a workshop to improve your knowledge with some stories being broadcast on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru as a part of our ‘Charity Broadcasts’ project. Read more

  • Wednesday, 10 September 2014

    The National St David Awards 2015 – nominations now open!

    Do you know someone in Wales who has done something exceptional? Someone who is doing good and making things better? Do you work with a colleague who always goes the extra mile? Someone who really deserves national recognition, who stands out for what you feel they have achieved? Do you admire people who may live abroad but give of their best to promote Wales on an international stage? People in a team or association who have a huge impact? Read more

  • Tuesday, 09 September 2014

    Three Swansea groups shortlisted in national campaign - now they need your vote to secure funding

    Three Swansea based groups have been shortlisted for Skipton Building Society's Grassroots Giving campaign, having applied for a share of the £80,500 funding the Society has made available to community groups in 2014. Read more

  • Tuesday, 02 September 2014

    Managed Office Space Available for Third Sector @YMCA Swansea

    Great opportunity for Third Sector organisation’s looking for managed office space in the heart of Swansea city at competitive rates. YMCA Swansea offers a community hub for Third Sector organisations, with over 1600 people coming in through our doors every week. Read more

  • Monday, 01 September 2014

    SCVS September Ebulletin now available to download

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

  • Wednesday, 27 August 2014

    "In Your Shoes" workshops - book your place now

    Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) are carrying out a series of "In Your Shoes" workshops in September at venues throughout Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. Read more

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