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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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  • Wednesday, 27 August 2014

    "In Your Shoes" workshops - book your place now

    Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) are carrying out a series of "In Your Shoes" workshops in September at venues throughout Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend. 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, 15 August 2014

    Swansea’s Draft Tackling Poverty Strategy – your chance to have your say

    Swansea Council’s draft tackling Poverty Strategy is now available for consultation. Poverty matters to us all so have your say... 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

  • Friday, 01 August 2014

    SCVS August Ebulletin now available to download

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

  • Thursday, 31 July 2014

    Changing for the Better Grant Scheme 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. There are two aspects to the Grant Scheme - a Small Grants Programme and Large Grants Programme. Read more

  • Friday, 25 July 2014

    Call for Evidence - Review of the role and functions of the Children's Commissioner for Wales

    Dr Mike Shooter, a leader in the field of children’s rights, psychiatry and children’s services, has been asked by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty to undertake a review to the role and functions of the Children's Commissioner for Wales. Wales was the first UK country to have such a commissioner, with the office being established in 2001. Read more

  • Monday, 21 July 2014

    Video competition launched as part of Trustees’ Week

    Trustees’ Week celebrates the contributions made by approximately 1 million charity trustees in England and Wales, and this year you can take part in a competition by making a video about your experience as a trustee. Read more

  • Monday, 21 July 2014

    SCVS and volunteer referrals from Working Links

    At the WCVA ‘Shaping the Volunteering Landscape’ Conference held on 1st July in Cardiff, SCVS assistant Director Amanda Carr presented a session discussing Volunteer referrals from Working Links. View the video here. Read more

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