• Two Weeks Until The ACVO Awards 16/03/17 - We are two weeks away from the fifth annual ACVO award ceremony and we couldn’t be more hyped. The ACVO offices are buzzing with excitement as the team is hard at work designing plaques, organising V.I.Ps and choosing menus for the big day.  Tickets are selling fast so make sure you act now to ensure that you aren’t missing out on what is sure to be a memorable lunch. The Read More
  • ACVO Awards Deadline Extended 01/02/17 - The deadline for entries to this year’s ACVO Awards has been extended to 10th February. Following a number of requests from potential nominees, we have decided to extend the deadline until 10th February to allow everyone the opportunity to take part. We would like to thank everyone who was able to get their nomination in before the 31st of January. If anyone feels their nominations were rushed and would like Read More
  • ACVO Awards Now Open for Nominations 09/12/16 - The third sector and the people of Aberdeen are being encouraged to nominate for the 2016/17 ACVO Awards. The ACVO Awards, now in their fifth year, are run by local third sector interface, ACVO. They were created to recognise volunteers, encourage good practice and aspiration in local Third Sector teams and to recognise support and partnership from friends in other sectors. ACVO Chief Executive, Joyce Duncan, said, “Aberdeen’s volunteers and Read More
  • “Too old to use technology?“ 07/10/16 - “Well I’m nae!“ says Blanche, 81. The Aberdonian star of the latest Big Aberdeen Story told us this week. “Look at me. I’m willing to have a go. It helps to keep your brain active. “I wish I’d been taught this years ago as it’s taken me away from thinking about my aches and pains.” Blanche’s story is the twelfth in the ever-building collection of true life tales gathered from Read More
  • Erskine Bench Unveiled 04/10/16 - The second Blooming Big Aberdeen friendly bench has been unveiled in Seaton Park by veterans’ charity Erskine in their centenary year. The Lord Provost of Aberdeen, George Adam, has officially revealed the Erskine bench on Cathedral Walk which is painted the colours of the medal ribbon which features on the charities logo.  The purpose of the ribbon is to connect Erskine in a clear way to its core focus – provision of Read More
  • Blooming Big Photo Exhibition Goes on Tour 03/10/16 - The Blooming Big Aberdeen Photo Exhibition was created by the Finalists in a photography competition for 16-25 year olds living in the City. It ran from 22nd September 2015-2016. The project aims to use cultural activities to build bridges between people, to encourage people to get out and about in the City and to celebrate our clean green spaces.  The exhibition is also intended as a prompt for future Big Aberdeen Read More
  • Young Photographer Wins £1000 Prize in ACVO Photo Contest 22/09/16 - At the Beautiful Scotland celebrations in The Beach Ballroom on Thursday 22nd September Erik Mrozinski (22) was announced by the Lord Provost as the winner of the Blooming Big Aberdeen photo competition. The Blooming Big Aberdeen photo competition was designed by ACVO TSI to encourage young people to create images that express their views and experiences of the city. Erik won a £1000 cash prize and, thanks to Aberdeen Football Read More
  • The Future is Bright and the Future is Social Impact 20/09/16 - ACVO TSI is delighted to announce that the Social Impact Report on Social transport in Aberdeen City is now available on the ACVO Website. For two years ACVO, via their Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) funded social transport project, have been helping Aberdeen city residents, aged 55 and over, who are unable to use public transport to access health and social care appointments and get out and about. Highlights from Read More
  • ACVO Survey 2016 16/09/16 - As part of ACVO’s on-going quality assurance programme, it is vital that we receive feedback from our users, partners and stakeholders. This year’s survey is linked below and we would be very grateful if you spent 10 minutes completing it for us. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TFTHQRW
  • Friendly Bench Project Launched 28/07/16 - A project to encourage engagement between Aberdeen organisations and their communities burst into life on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 as the finishing touches were put to the city’s first Blooming Big Aberdeen friendly bench.  Representatives from Blooming Big Aberdeen and family support charity Home-Start Aberdeen came together in Hazlehead Park to celebrate the colourful addition of a freshly-painted Home-Start Aberdeen bench. The friendly bench project is one of the most recent Read More