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West and Central Voluntary Sector Network (WCVSN)

WCAVSN is a member organisation of small and medium voluntary sector providers in the West Area of Glasgow.

The Network works to provide advice, information and training to the voluntary sector and supports organisations to engage with the West and Central & West Community Planning Partnerships.

A key function of the Network is to facilitate the flow of information from key partners to the voluntary sector thereby enabling voluntary organisations to participate effectively in these new structures and ultimately to secure the best possible outcomes for the people who access their service

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  • 30 Nov
    Midsummer Market 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Visit the Trongate area of Glasgow on Saturday 21st June and buy beautiful, high quality products made by people who care! The Midsummer market is hosted by Beyond the Finish Line in association with Run Native, an online market place by social enterprise for social enterprises.


  • 28 Nov
    Christmas Craft Fare and coffee morning 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Organised by West Glasgow New Church and in Aid of Romania Children's Charity - 'Vis de Copil'


  • 28 Nov
    St Andrew's Day Anti-Racism March + Rally 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

    The Rally will hear from Refugees who have made Scotland their home and Amal Azzudin, Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees.


  • 28 Nov
    Freedom from Torture ceilidh 07:30 PM to 12:00 AM

    Freedom from Torture ceiligh


  • 29 Nov
    Ignite Theatre Festive Fayre 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM

    Come and join Ignite Theatre for festive sketches and family fun

    Free entry

    Milk and cookie stall, tombola, face painting and Christmas stalls


  • 01 Dec
    Drink Wise, Age Well Coffee Morning 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM

    Come and have a cuppa and some cake!

    All are welcome, particularly those aged 50 and over living in the local area- we really want to hear what sorts of activities you'd like to get involved in in the North West.


  • 01 Dec
    CEMVO: Fairer Greener Scotland by 2030 Consultation 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    The Ethnic Minority Environmental Network and Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary sector Organisations Scotland (CEMVO Scotland) extend an invite to all individuals and organisations involved in Glasgow Community Planning Partnership to participate in the 'Fairer Greener Scotland'


  • 02 Dec
    NW Suicide Safer Communities Forum 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Our aim is to help keep our communities in the North West of Glasgow safer from suicide through prevention and intervention.

    The forum is open to anyone who is:


  • 04 Dec
    Sharing Reflections: Scottish Outsider Art and Art Extraordinary Event 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM

    Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharing-reflections-scottish-outsider-art-and-art-extraordinary-tickets-19708235864 

    10:00-10:30 – Coffee and welcome
    10:30–11:00 – Introduction to A Tapestry of Tales project – Dr Cheryl McGeachan
    11:00-11:30 – Joyce Laing 'Art Extraordinary'

    11:30-11:45 – COFFEE BREAK

    11:45-12:15 – Dr Allan Beveridge ''A disquieting feeling of strangeness'. The art of the mentally ill'.
    12:15-12:45 – Dr Maureen Park 'Art in Madness: Dr W A F Browne's Collection of Patient Art at Crichton Royal Institution, Dumfries'

    12:45-13:30 – LUNCH AND DISCUSSION

    13:30-14:00 – Dr Anthony Lewis 'Mapping Art Extraordinary'
    14:00-14:15 – Dr Claire Coia 'Barlinnie Special Unit'
    14:15-14:45 – David Ramsay 'The Adam Christie Recognition Timeline'
    14:45-15:15 – Phoebe Cottam and Guy Veale 'Filming Art Extraordinary'
    15:15-15:30 – Closing comments (including a reading sent from David Donnison) and cake

  • 04 Dec
    Woodland Community Garden Growing Alternatives – Pop up café and film screening 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Woodlands Community Garden host a tasty evening of short films, spoken word, comedy and seasonal food tasting.


  • 05 Dec
    Coach House Trust Winter Family Market 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Down at The Coach House Trust the festive cheer is building up at we prepare for our final Family Market of the year.


  • 06 Dec
    Drumchapel Foodbank Fundraiser - Firewalk 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    The Drumchapel Foodbank has teamed up with Headstrong to hold a fundraising Firewalk. The event will be held to raise funds for our Christmas drop in.

    At the Christmas drop in we make sure each individual accessing our service are provided with a Christmas meal box, gifts form themselves and their families and the normal food and hygiene supplies. Additionally these funds will be used to make one off payments onto gas and electricity cards to make sure individuals and families experiencing financial crisis have this necessity over the Holiday period. All funds raised will go towards the purchase of these items.

    The Firewalk is a great experience and tickets to this one off event will include:


  • 07 Dec
    LSA Conference – Tackling Fundamental Rights in Scotland 10:30 AM to 04:30 PM

    The 26th Annual Conference focuses on protecting fundamental rights, as well as a choice of 3 practical workshops covering some of the most pressing issues affecting people in Scotland today. The Annual Conference will look at the Cutting Edge Issues - Human Rights, Campaigning, Housing, Mental Health, and Human Trafficking. It's all changing; find out about the issues and how to influence them.  The event has been organised in association with the Housing & Social Welfare Law Campaign Group.

    COST £85 full price/£75...

  • 09 Dec
    GCA Women’s Event – Health and Well-being 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    GCA Communities are hosting a Womens event in your local area for 16 Days of Action. The event theme is 'Hope' with a focus on Health and Well-being.

    The format of the day will include a range of different activities including:


  • 25 Jan
    Discrimination Law in 2016 - The authoritative review 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Why attend the Discrimination Law in 2016 Conference?


  • 16 Feb
    Safetalk: Free Suicide Alertness Training 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM


    safeTALK is intended as "suicide alertness" training. safeTALK teaches you to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources. It is designed for communities or organisations that already have ASIST trained helpers in place to maximise intervention as the main suicide prevention focus.


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