• Thoughts from a Funding Adviser 05/10/18 - The following article was written by Alison Chandler Funding & Business Planning Officer It has been a busy summer in the ACVO office and every day is a school day.  Here are some of the bits of learning – sometimes painful – that we have seen Third Sector organisations go through in terms of their grant-seeking from independent funders. 1. How to get turned down for a grant really quickly: Read More
  • Booking Now Open for Social Enterprise Showcase 28/08/18 - Third sector organisations play a crucial role in the health and social care sector generating £8.5m to the Scottish economy and providing the support millions of people rely on. This event showcases cutting edge work done by charities and social enterprises in Aberdeen within the theme of health and wellbeing. Join us for an afternoon of TED-style talks from inspiring third sector speakers and find out about innovative work done Read More
  • Your People – Aberdeen Harbour Board 22/08/18 - Your People Our Communities highlights volunteering by people employed in the private sector. We believe there is commercial value in employers recognising and applauding the volunteering that their colleagues carry out in their own time as well as in work time. Volunteering, above all, makes a huge difference to the people and places which benefit. We are delighted that Aberdeen Harbour Board has told us a story of their people. Read More
  • Calling All Dynamic Thinkers of the Third Sector! 14/08/18 - Do you have an idea you would like to share? Do you feel strongly about an important health and social care issue? Are you working with people in a different way than everybody else? Are you using a new technology to help your clients? We are looking for individuals for our TED-style talk event on 4th October. This event provides an opportunity to showcase your cutting-edge work to the third, Read More
  • ACVO Recognised for Excellence 10/07/18 - ACVO was delighted to be recognised for its commitment to excellence at the recent Quality Scotland Scottish Awards for Business Excellence. ACVO was presented with the EFQM – European Foundation for Quality Management Committed to Excellence Award. It was a great honour and tremendous achievement – with ACVO being the first Third Sector Interface in the country to achieve this level of award/accreditation. Claire Ford, Chief Executive, Quality Scotland stated Read More
  • ACVO Bursary Scheme Re-opens 15/06/18 - 50% of all Affiliation fees each year is injected into the ACVO Bursary scheme and, with so many Affiliates renewing, ACVO are delighted to announce that the Bursary scheme has now re-opened for the second time in 2018. If you know of or represent a Third Sector organisation working in Aberdeen that  is looking to take a specific step forward in terms of being more enterprising then you might apply.  Read More
  • ACVO Launches Initiative to Highlight Volunteers 07/06/18 - VOLUNTEERS MAKE GREAT EMPLOYEES A CALL TO EMPLOYERS: SHOUT OUT FOR YOUR PEOPLE: TELL US AND WE’LL TELL SCOTLAND In National Volunteers Week 2018, at the latest ACVO Affiliates event, award winning HR consultants  Hunter Adams backed ACVO in launching the “Your People – Our Communities Campaign”.  Susan Myles, Head of Hunter Adams North Region told the Hunter Adams story. In doing so she provided the first of the “Your Read More
  • Alzheimer Scotland Open Latest Big Friendly Bench 06/06/18 - This Dementia Awareness Week Alzheimer Scotland are making sure nobody faces dementia alone becoming the latest organisation to set up a Big Friendly Bench in Aberdeen. Sara Geoghegan, Dementia Adviser with Alzheimer Scotland, said “We are delighted to become part of the Big Friendly Aberdeen Bench Initiative. The benches are a very creative way to promote the vital work and support that local voluntary organisations provide in the city. The Read More
  • Support and Celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2018 14/05/18 - Volunteers’ Week – the national celebration of volunteering which takes place from the 1st -7th June 2018 is fast approaching and excitement is growing in Aberdeen and across the country! This year the theme is ‘Volunteering For All’. There are many ways you can get involved and support Volunteers Week 2018 – including joining in the national Volunteers Week 2018 thunderclap to set the week off – details at https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/69252-volunteers-week-scot-2018 For Read More
  • OSCR Guidance on Safeguarding 09/05/18 - Safeguarding is the action that an organisation takes to promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults to protect them from harm.  This includes making sure that the appropriate policies and procedures are put in place.  Safeguarding includes child protection but goes further and extends to all vulnerable beneficiaries. Safeguarding Guidance: Keeping vulnerable beneficiaries safe explains what is meant by safeguarding and highlights key steps charity trustees can take to Read More