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Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector

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GCVS supports the voluntary sector to succeed and meet the needs of local communities. We do this by providing a wide range of services, training and opportunities for community groups, charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

Our team works in partnership with organisations and agencies that share our commitment to tackling poverty and inequality and creating opportunities for all Glasgow citizens.

If you want help and support for your group or organisation, click here.

We work across a wide range of policy agendas and are members of Scotland’s Third Sector Interface (TSI) network. Our Albany Centre also provides a central venue for us to host events for the sector and offer space for others to meet.

There are many ways to find out about opportunities that could support your organisation. Visit our News page, subscribe to our Newsletters, and follow @GlasgowCVS on XFacebookInstagramThreads, and LinkedIn.

  • Our Vision is for Glasgow’s citizens and communities to flourish, with the help of a strong voluntary sector.
  • Our Values are to be innovative, driven and brave in the work that we do, aiming to achieve the best for the city, while demonstrating integrity, kindness and respect in how we treat people.
  • Our Mission is to develop and promote the role of communities and the voluntary sector in building a fairer, kinder and happier society. We exist to challenge unfairness and bring people together to address it.

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Victoria Park Community Trust

Creating an Environmental Policy and Plan

“Victoria Park Community Trust has benefitted from engaging with GCVS in connection with developing an Environmental Plan and related funding plans. Before finalising the latter, we had a most useful conversation with June Burgess, who provided very helpful funding advice.”

GCVS has supported the Trust with a funding surgery to discuss their fundraising and income generation plans. Our Climate Change Coordinators then helped to create an Environmental Policy and Plan, a key part of the Trust’s future development.

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North Glasgow Community Food Initiative

Building Skills and Confidence for Stronger Funding Applications

“Its a valuable asset for many organisations like ours with limited resources striving to make a meaningful difference. Your insights were immensely helpful in refining our submissions.”

We’ve supported North Glasgow Community Food Initiative with their funding plans and applications to various grantmakers. It’s been a pleasure to see the significant progress their team has made developing skills and capacity.

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Mental Health Network Greater Glasgow

Taking Care of Payroll and Offering HR Expertise

“We have always received excellent service from all the staff at GCVS. In particular, the HR Service has assisted us… and more recently, the assistance and advice we received with our transition to a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) was invaluable to us as a small Charity”

The Mental Health Network came to us for support with their Payroll as their organisation grew. We’ve also guided them through changes to their structure and governance.

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Our Board.

GCVS is a membership-based organisation, governed by an elected Board.

Chair: Martina Johnston-Gray

Member Director

NW Glasgow Voluntary Sector Network

Douglas Taylor

Member Director

Yoker Community Campus

Cate Nelson Shaw

Member Director

Community Transport Glasgow

Sharon Colvin

Member Director

3D Drumchapel

Pasna Sallis

Member Director

Weekday Wow Factor

Eddie Kane

Member Director

Barnardo’s Scotland

Joan Mcclure

Member Director

Easterhouse Citizens Advice Bureau

Oana Stan

Member Director

Wing Tsjun Scotland

Stewart Macgregor

Appointed Director

Manira Admad

Appointed Director

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Glasgow’s Community Lottery

We run Yaldi – Glasgow’s Community Lottery to support community projects across the city. Lotteries raise much-needed funds for good causes and they also raise awareness. Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 a week and 60% of the ticket price goes to good causes (more than double the National Lottery). You can choose the good cause you want to support when you play, or support the city-wide Community Fund which we administer and distribute.

GCVS members can apply to create a free lottery page for their organisation,

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