• Meet the Funders North East 05/06/19 - ACVO have organised for 7 funders to be available to meet Third Sector delegates from across Grampian in a full-day event with lunch. Funders will meet delegates in groups of 8 for round table discussion about their funds and your ideas. Delegates will be able to attend a maximum of 3 sessions . It is really important that you do some research of the funders before booking in to ensure Read More
  • A Big Thank You to all Volunteers in Aberdeen 30/05/19 - Volunteers Week (1st-7th June 2019) is the biggest national celebration and thank you to volunteers. Throughout the week the important and incredible contribution volunteers make is recognised and celebrated in Aberdeen and across the country and new people are inspired to volunteer. The following excellent special messages thanking all volunteers in Aberdeen and across Scotland for all you do have been provided: ‘On behalf of all of the team at Read More
  • Your People – Kellas Midstream 01/05/19 - 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 Kellas Midstream has told us a story of their people. If you would Read More
  • Planning for Brexit – OSCR Guidance 22/03/19 - It is currently planned that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. This event is commonly known as ‘Brexit’. The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has issued guidance for charities in Scotland. Leaving the EU means a number of changes that will affect businesses and individual citizens. Although there are still unknowns regarding Brexit, charities should prepare themselves as best they can. Read More
  • 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