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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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  • 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

  • Monday, 06 July 2015

    Apply now to the PQASSO for Wales Project

    Do you want to strengthen governance, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your third sector organisation? The PQASSO for Wales project is offering 125 third sector organisations the opportunity to implement PQASSO as a way to achieve these. Read more

  • Friday, 03 July 2015

    New Code of Professional Practice for Social Care introduced in Wales

    On 1st July 2015, the new Code of Professional Practice for Social Care launched. The Code empowers the social care workforce to put the well-being of individuals at the centre of decisions about their care and support, giving practical guidance on how to meet the objectives of the Welsh Government’s Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. Read more

  • Friday, 03 July 2015

    Down to Earth Project offers free group volunteering for organisations this Summer

    Book now for this free summer opportunity! Starting from the 7th July to the 27th August 2015 at the Little Bryn Gwyn Site (SA3 1EB), Down to Earth are looking for organisations who are interested in signing up volunteers for either a one off ‘taster day’, or a ‘short program’ of up to four days. Read more

  • Wednesday, 01 July 2015

    SCVS July 2015 Ebulletin now available to download

    The SCVS Ebulletin for July 2015 is now available to download - packed with news, events, training, jobs and more, by - and for - the Third Sector in Swansea. Read more

  • Tuesday, 30 June 2015

    NEW SCVS Autumn 2015 Training Programme

    The New SCVS Autumn Term 2015 training programme is now available to view online. This Term includes a number of new courses, click here to find out more... Read more

  • Thursday, 18 June 2015

    Forget Me Not Dementia Day Clubs to receive Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    It has just been announced that the Forget Me Not Dementia Day Clubs meeting in Mumbles, Gorseinon and Killay, Swansea, are to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest Award given to local voluntary groups! Read more

  • Wednesday, 17 June 2015

    Foreword – the quarterly newsletter of the Mental Health Forum is now available to download

    Foreword is the quarterly publication of the Mental Health Development Service and is a great source of up to date information and news that will be of interest to the local mental health voluntary sector. Read more

  • Wednesday, 17 June 2015

    The Changing for the Better Grant Scheme is now open!

    The Changing for the Better Grant Scheme is a local grant 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

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