• Statement on Aberdeen Council’s Proposed Cuts 04/03/19- UPDATE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT: This week’s devastating cuts from the council budget is extremely bad news for the sector and the recipients of our services. Like many others ACVO has had a 40% cut to the funding directly related to the work it does in community planning, localities and children’s services. This will mean it will be harder to ensure the voices of the sector are heard in these forums. However, Read More
  • Re-imagining Health and Wellbeing 21/02/19- Videos from Aberdeen’s Enterprising Third Sector event now available! The third sector plays a crucial role in the health and social care field generating £8.5m to the Scottish economy and providing the support millions of people rely on. As the times get even more challenging we often ask ourselves: How can we look at things differently? How can what we do be complemented by what others are doing? How does Read More
  • ACVO Bursary Scheme Re-opens 05/02/19- We are delighted to announce a re-launch of our bursary scheme! Every year 50% of all Affiliation fees are injected into the ACVO Bursary scheme to support third sector organisations in Aberdeen. Do you need money for training for staff, board or volunteers? Are you finding it difficult to find funding for promotional materials or website development? Would you like to develop a new service and need help with market Read More
  • Organisations Supporting Health and Well-being 22/01/19- Do you, as a member of staff or as a volunteer, have list of really good services that you share amongst your staff and volunteers to help all your clients and supported people, especially for all those difficult enquiries where people really need help? Have you created your own directory of what is available in Aberdeen? If the answer is yes to either of the above, we’d love to talk Read More
  • ACVO Appoints First Female Chair 03/12/18- ACVO is delighted to announce the appointment of its first female chair. Liv Cockburn, who has been serving as vice chair of ACVO for the past 2 years, took over the role following the ACVO AGM. Liv has spent many years working in the 3rd sector and currently works with Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) as part of the Community Links Workers project. Liv said about the appointment “I Read More
  • 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