Information for the third sector

Policy & Consultations

Our Policy & Consultations Officer, Alasdair, works jointly with ACVO and Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action to interpret public sector policies and run consultations for the third sector.

About our Policy & Consultation Work

A major part of ACVO’s role is to give the third sector in Aberdeen a strong voice and to act as a source of knowledge for our communities of place and people. 

Public sector policy has a huge influence on the work of the third sector.  Our Policy & Consultations Officer works across a broad range of issues to understand the implications of new policies and regulations and to make sure our sector is informed.  

It is increasingly important that the voice of the third sector is included in the setting of new policies and ideas at a local and national level. 

Alasdair also works to provide opportunities for the third sector to contribute to consultations and enquiries and to ensure we have a seat at the table when decisions are being made that affect our work.

Policy & Consultations Updates

Alasdair Ross writes on all things policy related and looks closely at how decisions impact the third sector in Aberdeen in order to keep you informed and aware of ongoing changes and developments.

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Policy and Consultations
New Aberdeen City Council budget protocol to give residents more influence over the city’s spending priorities.

New Aberdeen City Council budget protocol to give residents more influence over the city’s spending priorities.

We all know that Local Government spending is under severe pressure, and this was no more keenly felt in our sector than when this year’s local council budgets were set back in March.  We knew that organisations and communities would be facing cuts, however...

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Funding

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Volunteering

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Finance

Discover ACVO’s finance services and support, priced at competitive rates for the third sector

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Governance

Well-governed organisations will always find it easier to convince funders to give them money, as well as being more effective at whatever they do.

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Consultations Currently Open

Help to influence policy and decision making by  giving your feedback on local and national consultations. 

If you are running a consultation on issues which impact Aberdeen’s third sector or those which involve, or are of interest to, the wider community within the city, you can list details on this page. Click the button below to complete the submission form. 

In this consultation, The Scottish Government are seeking views to enable them to consider fee discounts for certain groups applying for Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership disclosures and views on the fees applied to organisations acting as accredited bodies. Disclosure Scotland’s fees and fee structure have not changed since 2011. This is the longest period fees for disclosure products in Scotland have been frozen.

Consultation closes: 28/05/2024

More support

Funding

Get support with finding sources of funding, application processes and apply for Scottish Government Funds distributed by ACVO

Find out more

Volunteering

Find out how to support volunteering within your organisation and advertise your opportunities

Find out more

Finance

Discover ACVO’s finance services and support, priced at competitive rates for the third sector

Find out more

Governance

Well-governed organisations will always find it easier to convince funders to give them money, as well as being more effective at whatever they do.

Find out more

Want to keep up with the latest from Aberdeen’s third sector?

ACVO News April 2024

Read ACVO News – our monthly free digital magazine with updates, opportunities and highlights for and from Aberdeen’s third sector

Sign up and read the latest edition below