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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, 30 January 2015

    SCVS February 2015 Ebulletin now available to download

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

  • Thursday, 29 January 2015

    ‘Fit For Work Scheme’ Launches

    Fit for Work is a line of support for GPs, employers and employees to help those who are in work and off sick. Read more

  • Tuesday, 27 January 2015

    Mindfulness - Our eight week course

    Mindfulness techniques encourage a different way to engage with work-place challenges and break the cycle of anxiety and stress that often lead to exhaustion. Read more

  • Monday, 26 January 2015

    Share your views - Inquiry into supply teaching

    The National Assembly for Wales’ Children, Young People and Education Committee are currently looking into supply teaching in Wales. The Committee would like to learn about whether the use of supply teachers affects pupils, and if it does, what impact it has. Read more

  • Thursday, 22 January 2015

    Barnardo’s Supported Lodgings Scheme - Recruiting New Lodgings Providers in Swansea

    Barnardo's Supported Lodgings allows young people to develop their independent living skills with a view to enabling them to live independently. Read more

  • Thursday, 22 January 2015

    Call for Expressions of Interest for DWP's Specialist Employability Support

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) intends to contract providers for the delivery of the Specialist Employability Support (SES) programme across the UK, aimed at disabled people with the greatest barriers to work. Read more

  • Wednesday, 21 January 2015

    Does your organisation involve young volunteers? Would it like to?

    Download the newly updated ‘SCVS Involving Young People as Volunteers Good Practice Guide’. Read more

  • Monday, 19 January 2015

    Nominate a local group to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's coronation and is equivalent to an MBE for volunteer groups. Read more

  • Thursday, 15 January 2015

    First edition of the Western Bay Health and Social Care Programme Newsletter now available

    With all aspects of the Western Bay Programme now gathering pace, the Western Bay team are focussing their efforts on improving communication and hope you’ll find this Newsletter useful in keeping you up to date with the progress of the various Western Bay projects and work streams. Read more

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