• ACVO Launches New Resource 29/06/20 - Today, ACVO are delighted to launch the first of our “How To…” guide series. The impact of coronavirus has meant that we have all had to find new ways to work and to help communicate our messages. For some this can be confusing – to navigate between all the different options that are available to you – so we have spent some time putting together a range of  easy to Read More
  • ACVO Blog: Small Business Support Grant 24/06/20 - SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT The Scottish Government’s  Small Business Support Grant of £10,000 has been made available to Charities which would be eligible for the Small Business Bonus Rates Relief Scheme if they weren’t already getting Charitable Rates Relief. More about Small Business Support Grant  here; https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-businesses/pages/business-support-fund/ Eligibility for the Small Business Bonus Scheme is briefly; the combined rateable value of all your business premises is £35,000 or less and, Read More
  • ACVO Blog: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 11/06/20 - Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill The UK government has introduced the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which intends to support businesses and economic recovery. This will be progressing through Westminster in due course. The Bill proposes to; introduce new corporate restructuring tools to the insolvency and restructuring regime to give companies the breathing space and tools required to maximise their chance of survival temporarily suspend parts of insolvency law to Read More
  • ACVO Blog: Aberdeen Cares, Aberdeen Together 08/06/20 - Last week was Volunteers Week 2020. A week in which everyone at ACVO celebrated the enormous contribution of our volunteers. Mike Melvin, Volunteer Co-Ordinator here at ACVO has wrote a very short reflective blog post on Volunteers Week. You can read it here.
  • ACVO Launches Volunteers Week 2020 Plans 28/05/20 - Next week (1st – 7th June) is Volunteers Week 2020. A time where we get to celebrate everything volunteering in the city and all the fantastic, hardworking volunteers. This year’s celebrations may be a bit different but now more than ever Volunteers Week has never been so important. It offers us a change to say thank you to not only the 70,000 + volunteers in Aberdeen City but also a Read More
  • PAUL O’CONNOR MBE APPOINTED AS CHAIR OF ABERDEEN’S THIRD SECTOR INTERFACE 27/05/20 - ACVO is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul O’Connor MBE as its new Chair of the Board effective Wednesday 27th May 2020. Mr. O’Connor MBE, Chair and Manager of Inchgarth Community Centre has been a director of the ACVO board since January 2015 and most recently the organisation’s Vice-Chair since February 2020. On the confirmation of his new role Paul said, “ACVO is a tremendously important organisation in the Read More
  • Wellbeing Fund Q&A Zoom Chat 13/05/20 - Are you planning on applying to the second round of the Wellbeing Fund? Would you like to maximise your chances of securing this grant? Do you have any questions you would like to ask? In this zoom session our Partnership and Enterprise Officer, Kaja Czuchnicka, will share her experiences on being an assessor for the first wave of applications. Join her to find out what makes a successful application and Read More
  • TSI National Survey 13/05/20 - ACVO is a member of a network of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) covering every local authority area in Scotland.  As the coronavirus pandemic continues it is important that we have a strong understanding of its impact on community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, as well as the people and communities you support.   We are asking you to complete a survey.  We know this is a busy time, but Read More
  • ACVO Launches £100K Community Anchor Fund for Aberdeen 3rd Sector Organisations 13/05/20 - Today ACVO – Aberdeen’s 3rd Sector Interface – announced the launch of a £100,000 Community Anchor Fund to support local organisations in their COVID-19 response to the ongoing global pandemic.   The fund has been created with thanks to support from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund.   The Community Anchor Fund will disburse awards between £600 and £4,000 to constituted groups, registered charities and community interest companies who are Read More
  • ACVO Blog: Wellbeing Fund – Notes From An Assessor 05/05/20 - As round two of the Wellbeing Fund approaches, Kaja Czuchnicka, our Partnership & Enterprise Officer, has put together a short blog on her notes from the first round of Applications to the Wellbeing Fund that we think you will want to read in preparation! You can read Kaja’s blog post here.