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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.


  • 07 Oct
    Free training event - Information Sharing and GIRFEC 09:15 AM to 12:45 PM

    Information Sharing and GIRFEC

    Wednesday October 7th 9.15 – 12.45  
    The Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6DS

    Free training from GCVS for third sector organisations working in Glasgow.  Maximum two people per organisation.

    This training event featuring presentations by the Information Commissioner’s Office and Scottish Government as well as a Third Sector partner, Govan HELP, which will provide opportunities to learn more about the do’s and don’ts of information sharing in relation to GIRFEC.

    • What does legislation and statutory guidance require and allow us to share?
    • How do we balance users’ expectations of confidentiality with the sharing of information which enhances a child’s wellbeing?
    • How can/should third sector organisations link with the “Named Person” role?

    For further information contact: Fariha Thomas, fariha.thomas@gcvs.org.uk  or by phone: 0141 332 2444


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  • 09 Oct
    GDA Learning Festival 09:15 AM to 04:00 PM

    GDA's Learning Festival brings disabled people together for an afternoon of fun learning!


  • 10 Oct
    The Coach House Trust: Autumn Family Market 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    As we get closer, we're getting busy down here at our Belmont Lane site with preparations for our Autumn Family.


  • 10 Oct
    African Caribbean Women Association - Photography Exhibition 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    As part of this year's Luminate festival, you are invited to celebrate the achievements of African & Caribbean women in Scotland at this event showcasing the results from a collaboration between Street Level Photoworks and ACWA (African & Caribbean Women's Association).


  • 12 Oct
    FASS Family Fun day 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM

    A great opportunity to come along to this fun day and find out more about what is going on in your community and the many supports on offer from FASS and North West Recovery Communities.


  • 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.


  • 20 Oct
    FASS - Information Sharing and DVD viewing 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    You are invited to attend an Information Sharing Event & the Drama DVD showing of

    'Chap at the Door' & 'The Aftermath'


  • 21 Oct
    North West Suicide Safer Communities Consultation Event 09:15 AM to 12:30 PM

    The North West Mental Health Development would like to invite you this consultation event.


  • 21 Oct
    WCVSN AGM 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    WCVSN Executive Committee extend a warm invitation to you and your organisation's staff and committee members to the:

    WCVSN AGM and Network meeting

    We would really appreciate the support of our members at this session and it's important that we have good numbers. We will do our best to ensure that the session is a good use of your morning!

    Project spotlight
    As well as the themed workshops, we are also going to be using part of the time for a project spotlight. If your organisation has a new project or service or you are a new organisation to the area, there are three 10 minutes slots available which can be used to introduce and promote your service to the rest of the Network.

    Themed workshops
    We know that networking with other organisations is one of the activities you value the most, so we'll be using the AGM to have an Themed workshop style network meeting. A couple of areas that have been identified by members are 'Health network' and 'supporting older people'.

    To register for the AGM, would like a space in the Project spotlight, or have any thoughts on topics for the themed workshops, please contact Lynne McRitchie by 30th September.

  • 21 Oct
    AGM of Community central Hall 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM

    AGM of Community Central Hall 


  • 23 Oct
    Towards a Fairer Scotland: 6th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty 09:00 AM to 04:15 PM

    Registrations are now open for the 6th annual Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty. The Assembly will bring together representatives of community and voluntary organisations, policy makers and politicians to debate and discuss how we take forward the fight against poverty in Scotland.


  • 24 Oct
    Mindfulness Workshop & Retreat Day 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    9am-12pm Mindfulness Workshop £25 Introduction to mindfulness meditations


  • 27 Oct
    Free event – Shared perspectives on the outcomes of advice services 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Hear about and help shape thinking on outcomes of advice at this all-day conference.


  • 27 Oct
    Knightswood Connects Conversations 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Do you live in Knightswood?


  • 02 Nov
    Safetalk - Free Suicide Alertness Training 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Would you like to learn more about how to support someone keep safe from thoughts of suicide?


  • 04 Nov
    Knightswood Connects Conversations 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM

    Do you live in Knightswood?


  • 07 Nov
    Holocaust Memorial Day – Youth Workshops 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    As part of HMD 2016, which takes place on 27th January, a free youth workshop is being organised in Glasgow. This is a fantastic opportunity for young people aged between 14-24 to get involved with HMD and learn from staff, our Youth Champions and the stories of Holocaust and genocide survivors.

    As the next generation, young people have a voice and the strength to ensure we don't forget extreme acts of hatred that took place during the Holocaust and genocides past and present. Young people are a powerful force in making sure we all learn the lessons from the past to challenge hatred, prejudice and discrimination today, wherever we see this occur. The theme for HMD 2016 is Don't stand by and the workshop will allow the opportunity to explore the ways that we can make the world listen to the stories of survivors from the Holocaust and other subsequent genocides.

    For more information about the workshops, our Youth Champions programme and for free online booking please visit http://hmd.org.uk/news/become-hmd-youth-champion-take-part-our-youth-champion-workshops  

    The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust are also running a general workshop for those wishing to put on an activity for HMD 2016 on Friday 6 November between 1-4 pm.


    follow us on Twitter @HMD_UK 

  • 17 Nov
    SCDC: Creating a Fairer Scotland - Planning Events 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    As part of the Scottish Government's Creating a Fairer Scotland conversation, a series of local planning events will be taking place to allow a broadly representative audience to hear, discuss, prioritise and take action on ideas to make Scotland a fairer place to live and make a real impact on Scotland's future. The priorities that come from these planning events will feed into a final Fairer Scotland Forum in December.

    The Fairer Scotland Forum will host a broadly representative audience made up of people from across the country who will work with policy makers, experts, and political representatives to create a series of recommendations on how we can all work to create a Fairer Scotland.

    Events will take place from late September to November 2015 in Kilmarnock, Inverness, Midlothian, Dumfries, Stornoway, Dundee, Inverclyde and Glasgow.

    To find out more and to register for any of these events visit:


  • 17 Nov
    The Glasgow Charities Christmas Fayre 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    For a vast range of Christmas cards and gifts from fifty of your favourite Scottish charities.


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