The SCVS Development Team offers support and advice to voluntary and community organisations in Swansea whether they are well established or just starting out.
We offer practical guidance on:
- Starting up an organisation
- Legal structures
- HR and good employment practice
- Employment good practice
- Environmental sustainability
- Developing business plans
- Market research
- Feasibility studies
- Trading – moving away from grant dependency
- Financial management and budgeting
- Fundraising options and strategy
- Tender readiness and procurement
- Monitoring and Evaluation
A range of information sheets are available click here for details.
For Funding enquiries please click Funding Advice link on the left.
If your group would like help or further information please contact one of the team below.
Alyx Baharie - SODO (funded through Collaborative Communities)
Tel: 01792-544005 / Email: email@example.com
Lauren Howlett - SODO (funded through Collaborative Communities)
Tel: 01792 543639 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Procter - Enterprising Communities Officer (funded through Enterprising Communities)
Tel: 01792 544023 / Email: email@example.com
Ali Bond - Assistant Director Core Services (Support and Development)
Tel: 01792 544007 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to learn more about any of the topics above, the SCVS Training Unit offers a range of training courses to develop individual skills.
Read more... details of the current training programme
The Unit can also develop tailor made training packages for your own organisation.
Contact Amanda Carr for more information.
Tel: 01792 543633 Email: email@example.com
Securing a sustainable future for Third Sector Organisations & Social Enterprises
Our region has a flourishing Third Sector which contributes to our vibrant communities. We aim to secure its future through an exciting new programme of support to create sustainable organisations.
Swansea Council for Voluntary Service has joined together with the City and County of Swansea, the County Councils and the County Voluntary Councils in Carmarthenshire, Neath Port Talbot and Pembrokeshire to form a unique partnership to combine resources for the success of the project. The partnership draws together expertise and experience to share best practice across the region. This project has been part-funded by the EU's Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Assembly Government.
Do you have an exciting idea for a project, organisation or a Social Enterprise, but need some help and advice to get started?
Our team are ready to unlock this potential and help new ventures become a reality. Let us help you get those ideas off the ground.
Secure Your Future
Do you feel your organisation is ready to expand?
Do you want to become more sustainable and generate new income streams?
Would you like to increase your social impact or create more jobs?
Contact Alyx or Lauren above.
To view the latest Collaborative Communities Newsletter, visit: www.collaborativecommunities.org.uk/english/news-events/
The Enterprising Communities Project is funded by the Welsh Government and European Structural Funds (European Regional Development Fund), managed by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and delivered locally by Wales' network of County Voluntary Councils.
Enterprising Communities provides practical support at a local level to support Third Sector organisations to move towards becoming more financially sustainable, equipping them to operate in a more businesslike manner and generate more income for themselves including through bidding for and providing public services.
Contact Karen above.