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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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  • Monday, 17 August 2015

    Swansea RDP seeks members for the Local Action Group

    The Swansea Rural Development Partnership is seeking new members to help implement the new Rural Development Programme for the period 2014-2020. Read more

  • Friday, 07 August 2015

    Do the people you support watch Freeview TV (television through an aerial)?

    The arrival of Fourth Generation (4G) mobile phone services in the Swansea area may cause problems with Freeview TV services, leading to a loss of sound, blocky images, or loss of some or all TV channels and the people you support may turn to you for help and guidance. Read more

  • Friday, 07 August 2015

    Potential partners sought for ‘Swansea Musical Routes’ project

    ‘Swansea Musical Routes’ will focus on discovering and sharing the cultural traditions and musical heritage of refugees and migrant communities in the west and northwest clusters of the Communities 1st areas in Swansea. Read more

  • Friday, 24 July 2015

    Petitions Committee reviews National Assembly for Wales’ Petitions system / HSC Committee looks at proposed Public Health (Wales) Bill

    The Petitions Committee are currently holding a review of the National Assembly for Wales’ Petitions system. They want to know whether the amount of signatures is correct, should Assembly Members be allowed to submit a petition and whether there should be a minimum age to submit a petition. Read more

  • Wednesday, 08 July 2015

    Could your organisation help with living with dementia research?

    Age Cymru are trying to identify people who would be willing to speak to them about their day to day experiences of living with dementia, the impact it has on their lives and the support currently available to them. Read more

  • 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

  • Thursday, 28 May 2015

    Welsh Government ‘Protecting Community Assets’ Consultation now open

    Do you cherish your church, do you love your library, or are you maybe just partial to your pub? From 21st May to 11th September 2015 the Welsh Government is running a consultation to gather your views on how we can protect our community assets across Wales. This is your chance to tell them how we can help you have a say in how the local facilities that are important to you are run. Read more

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