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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, 17 October 2014

    SCVS supports the Beat Flu Campaign

    Barely half of “at risk” people aged under 65 were given a potentially life-saving flu vaccine last year, figures have shown. That’s why SCVS are getting behind the annual Beat Flu Campaign, and encouraging people who are eligible to get their vaccination. Read more

  • Tuesday, 14 October 2014

    Community Foundation in Wales – ‘SPIRIT OF 2012 – FOURTEEN‘ Investment Programme Open

    Would you like to work with the Community Foundation in Wales (CFiW) to invest at least £175,000 on behalf of, with and for, your community over the next three years? The CFiW have been commissioned by the Spirit of 2012 Trust to steward an Olympics legacy community investment programme in two communities in Wales. Read more

  • Thursday, 09 October 2014

    Diary Marker – SCVS Annual General meeting 2014

    We are pleased to announce that the SCVS Annual General Meeting will be held in The Village Hotel, Langdon Rd, Swansea SA1 8QY on Monday 8th December, and bookings are now open! Read more

  • Wednesday, 08 October 2014

    Should the third sector in Wales have a formal apprenticeship scheme? Give us your views...

    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

  • Tuesday, 07 October 2014

    City and County of Swansea Residential and outdoor centres consultation

    The City and County of Swansea has been going through an in-depth review of spending across all services as part of a large scale budget savings exercise including outdoor centres. The Council needs to save around £70 million over the next 3 years. Read more

  • Tuesday, 07 October 2014

    ABMU Swansea Locality - Project Pilot funding for Voluntary Sector Organisations 2014-15

    Funding has been made available from the Health Board in Swansea for voluntary sector organisations and community groups for programmes, activities, facilities and services for the benefit of people living in Swansea. Read more

  • Wednesday, 01 October 2014

    SCVS October Ebulletin now available to download

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

  • Monday, 29 September 2014

    Quality Standard for volunteering marks 10th Birthday

    A national programme encouraging the highest standards of volunteer management is about to celebrate 10 years of helping charities and other organisations across the UK to enhance their reputations. Read more

  • Friday, 26 September 2014

    Sign up this Stoptober!

    SCVS are backing the Stoptober Campaign, which aims to encourage smokers to stop smoking for 28 days in October. Stoptober is based on research, which shows that if you can stop smoking for 28 days you are 5 times more likely to stop smoking for good. Read more

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