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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, 31 October 2014

    SCVS November Ebulletin now available to download

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

  • Thursday, 30 October 2014

    Do you want to become a Digital Champion? Final dates for November and December 2014

    City and County of Swansea are offering free training to enable you to help clients do basic things online. Read more

  • Monday, 27 October 2014

    SCVS AGM 2014 - Keynote Speaker now confirmed!

    We are delighted to announce that Dr Victoria Winckler, Director of The Bevan Foundation will be giving the keynote address - 'Poverty in Wales' at our Annual General Meeting on Monday 8th December in The Village Hotel, Swansea. Read more

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thursday, 21 August 2014

    Everyone deserves a moment in the spotlight

    And that includes all the hard-working groups that make up the third sector in Wales – and that’s why the Third Sector Awards Cymru exist. The awards, supported by Class Telecommunications, aim to reward and recognise the sector by shining a spotlight on its most inspirational achievements. Read more

  • Friday, 08 August 2014

    Mr X 2014 ‘Toys for Christmas Appeal’

    Whilst the festive season may still feel a long way off – It’s that time of year again, where ‘Involve’ calls on volunteers to help ensure that children across Swansea receive a gift for Christmas! Read more

  • Thursday, 25 July 2013

    Swansea Local Service Board (LSB) Update

    The LSB has restructured within the past few months after a fundamental review of its functions and in response to challenges raised in the developing and delivering the Single Integrated Plan (SIP). Read more

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