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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.

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  • 02 Sep
    Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference 2015 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM

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  • 03 Sep
    Cycle to Work Day 2015 - Get involved 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Cycle to Work Day is a national event held on 3rd September 2015.

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  • 05 Sep
    Knightswood Park Fun Day 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    The event is FREE to attend and there will be lots to see and do.

    DRC Environment Trust will be along with our cycle skills course, Dr Bike will be checking over bikes and we will be making pedal powered smoothies. There will also be a chance for the really young kids to learn to ride with Play On Pedals.

    This free fun day includes street theatre, drakes of hazard, music stage, bouncy castle, face painting, model boat club and much more. Come along and join in the fun, something to suit everyone.

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  • 08 Sep
    Free training for small charities - fundraising and back office skills 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

    For the first time the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is bringing free training to Glasgow so that all small charities, wherever they are, can access the skills they need to become self sustaining.

    Training courses cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and back office skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers. Each course has a market value of £325 per delegate place, places are donated to small charities by the sponsors, donors, funders and Trustees of the FSI.


    Cost The training provided and all delegate materials are free of charge to FSI Small Charity Members and Associate Members.

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  • 10 Sep
    World Suicide Day – Candlelight celebration of life 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

    All welcome

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  • 11 Sep
    Lets collaborate 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM

    The TSRF would like to invite you to our upcoming event to help broker third sector and academia relationships. At the event you will hear the latest from the KTN, an Evidence for Success supplementary guide to help you link to academics!

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  • 13 Sep
    Roots Scotland: FREE guided tour and tile painting workshop Scotland Street Museum 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Roots Scotland is funded by Historic Scotland to increase knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the historic environment by minority ethnic communities in Scotland.

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  • 15 Sep
    GFT screening: Miss Violence – Film and discussion on childhood sexual abuse 05:45 PM to 12:00 AM

    Women's Support Project, in conjunction with Glasgow Film Theatre, present a Screen Debate to mark September as Month of Action to raise awareness of childhood sexual abuse.

    Miss Violence is an intense, unsettling and masterfully directed film which was widely acclaimed at the Venice Film Festival, winning Best Director and Best Actor.

    On the day of her 11th birthday, Angeliki jumps from the balcony of her family home, falling to her death. When Police and Social Work try to find the reason for this apparent suicide Angeliki's family keep insisting it was a tragic accident, but are they hiding family secrets?

    The film will be followed by a panel and audience discussion. Panel members will include Dawn Fyfe from SAY Women and Lucinda Broadbent from media co-op.

    Please note that the film is in Greek with English subtitles. BSL interpretation will be provided only for the panel discussion.

    All tickets £5

    Tickets available from mid-August from the GFT (0141) 332 6535

  • 16 Sep
    Drumchapel Early Years Network Meeting 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    The topic for the next meeting is:

    'Health & Wellbeing, including Nutrition, Physical Activity and Mental Health'

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  • 16 Sep
    Free Training for Young Leaders 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Free training course for young leaders that might be of interest to some of the young people that you work with. It is a 3 hour workshop on Global Citizenship and Youth Work.

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  • 2015 conference programme now available

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    Social Enterprise Policy & Practice Conference 2015


    Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow
    Wednesday 2nd September
    0830 - 1600

     

     

    We are delighted to launch the programme for this year’s Social Enterprise Policy and Practice conference, taking place on Wednesday 2nd September at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow. 

    In its 9th year, CEIS’ annual conference is an anchor event in the Social Enterprise calendar, highlighting the key advances in the sector with presentations from local, national and international enterprises; Government and agency representatives.  

    But don’t just take our word for it, check out our video from last year’s event including delegates views - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9AJA3W15vk&;feature=youtu.be


    Event highlights
    This year’s event is not to be missed as we explore significant learning points from the past year including: 

    • Findings from the much anticipated  census of Social Enterprise in Scotland; 
    • An update from Scottish Government on the vision and strategy for social enterprise in Scotland 2015-2025; first explored at last year’s conference; 
    • The return of our ever-popular ‘Rising Stars’ session; offering a business snapshot of the most significant social enterprise achievements in Scotland; 
    • An international and local perspective on social enterprises operating at scale, as we welcome visitors Lebenswelten Catering and Events from Germany and Homes for Good; 
    • Colour and excitement delivered by social enterprise school programmes as the next generation have their say; 
    • A debate on what the move to more engaged and empowered communities mean for social enterprise; 
    • …and much, much more


    To download the full programme and register for the event, click the following link –
    http://www.ceis.org.uk/event/2015-social-enterprise-policy-and-practice-scotlands-annual-conference


    We look forward to seeing you in September

    CEIS Events Team

    You are warmly invited to our 11th AGM...

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    DRCET 11th Annual General Meeting

    Thursday 17 September 2015
    12.30pm to 2.00pm
    Yoker Community Campus
    10 Kelso Place, Yoker G14 0LL

    The 11th DRCET AGM will be held on Thursday 17 September at Yoker Community Campus and you are invited to join us.

    Our AGM is a great opportunity to hear about all the work that we have been involved with over the past year as well as to meet up with friends old and new! We will celebrate our projects and achievements, hear from some of our partners and discuss the environmental issues that are of interest and concern for you and your community. There will be a small buffet lunch and refreshments available!

    We are currently recruiting for new Board members and if you are interested in becoming a Board member then this needs to be submitted in writing by Wednesday 9 September 2015. Or if you wish to find out more about what is involved then please contact Neil Lovelock, DRCET Project Manager on 0141 433 0427.

    We would appreciate it if you could confirm your attendance at the AGM by Monday 14 September and we look forward to seeing you on the 17th!

    Agenda for AGM (starting at 1pm)
    1. Apologies
    2. Minutes of Previous AGM (held on 21 Aug 2014)
    3. Chair’s Annual Report
    4. Project Reports
    5. Financial Report for 2014-15
    6. Appointment of Auditors
    7. Election of Directors

    Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown below

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  • 17 Sep
    Free REHIS Elementary Food and Health Training 09:15 PM to 04:30 PM

    Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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  • 25 Sep
    Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning - Glasgow event 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Move More Glasgow Host Macmillan Cancer Support's World's Biggest Coffee Morning 

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  • 02 Oct
    Together for Tomorrow – Scottish Social Action Conference 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    eXchange is a one day Social Action conference and focusses on pathways for transforming our communities.

    This year's theme is 'Together for Tomorrow'

    The keynote speakers include:
    • Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioners' Rights
    • Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive, Young Scot
    • Rev Dr Martin Johnstone, Secretary of the Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council
    • Dr Alison Elliot OBE, Associate Director, Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Edinburgh
    • Iain Gordon, Chief Executive, Bethany Christian Trust

    Seminar topics are still to be released, but the topics already confirmed include:

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  • 06 Oct
    Breakfast and Blether - Community Breakfast Drumchapel 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    In June 2015 over 50 practitioners working in Drumchapel gathered together at our first Breakfast and a Blether session. Feedback from this was positive with a clear call expressed for these to continue.

    We hope you will able to join us for our second event and for some breakfast, networking and conversations about life in Drumchapel.

    Programme to be confirmed, in the meantime can we ask you to hold the date.

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  • 13 Oct
    Altogether Glasgow Train the Trainer sessions – Improving digital skills 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Altogether Glasgow is a flexible learning programme designed to improve digital skills and increase learners' knowledge of their city, whilst promoting volunteering opportunities, civic participation and lifelong learning.

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  • 30 Nov - 03 Sep
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    11 Sep - 15 Sep
    16 Sep - 17 Sep
    17 Sep - 02 Oct
    06 Oct - 13 Oct