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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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  • Thursday, 20 November 2014

    SCVS AGM 2014 - Featuring Keynote speaker Dr Victoria Winckler, Director of the Bevan Foundation

    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

  • Thursday, 20 November 2014

    SCVS Annual Report and Accounts now available to download

    The SCVS Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14 are now available to download. The Annual report takes a new format this year, using more graphics to illustrate our achievements. On this page you'll also find the additional reports which we've submitted to Welsh Government, WCVA and The Charity Commission. Read more

  • Wednesday, 12 November 2014

    Closure of the Independent Living Fund - Consultation

    As you may be aware, Independent Living Fund will close in June 2015. From that time, responsibility for providing the support you currently receive from the ILF will transfer to the Welsh Government. They have issued a consultation to help them decide how best to provide that support in future. Read more

  • Wednesday, 05 November 2014

    New National Adoption Service for Wales goes live

    A new service to speed up the adoption process in Wales launches today (Wednesday 5th November) by First Minister Carwyn Jones and the Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford. Read more

  • 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

  • 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, 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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