Let’s Talk about Funding: VASLan Third Sector Forum

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With the aim to provide information on sources of funding for organisations and community groups across South Lanarkshire, VASLan held a virtual Third Sector Forum on Tuesday 29th March. It’s the first event of 2022.

Attended by as many as 30 representatives of third sector organisations and community groups in South Lanarkshire, the webinar kicked off with an overview of the VASLan Managed Fund.  It is a form of funding that is administered and distributed by VASLan on behalf of our partners or the Scottish Government.

VASLan Third Sector Forum: What to expect from the March event?

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VASLan is poised for its first Third Sector Forum event of 2022 on Tuesday, 29th March at 10.30 am to 12.00 pm. The event will announce an update on VASLan managed funds, including the Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund, Integrated Care Fund (ICF) and Building & Celebrating Communities (BCC). It is an open invitation to organisations and community groups all across South Lanarkshire to network and share ideas.

Summary of a Live Webinar: Lanarkshire COVID-19 Information Session

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On Friday 26th November, NHS Lanarkshire officials were joined by Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan) and Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) member of staff for a free online information session on current guidance on COVID-19 safety arrangements. This event aims to help the third sector organisations to return to pre-COVID-19 operations while maintaining the safety of the people.

Right Care, Right Place (Winter 2021)

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We can all do our bit to reduce the pressure on our NHS by seeking the right care in the right place for our health needs.  Here’s a guide to some of the services offered by the NHS, to help you determine the best one(s) for your healthcare needs: 


This website provides accurate and reliable information to help you make informed decisions about your health needs. It includes advice and information on:  

A Celebration of South Lanarkshire's Social Enterprise: VASLan Third Sector Forum

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On Wednesday 8th December, VASLan Third Sector Forum held a virtual Christmas Market and was joined by colleagues from social enterprises across South Lanarkshire. They showcased their products that are available to purchase as gifts for the festive season.

During the last series of the forum in 2021, we also welcomed our colleagues from Social Enterprise Network Scotland (SENScot) and FirstPort which gave an interesting presentation of support that is available to develop enterprising activities.

Feeling snowed under? A guide to surviving Christmas

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We all recognise that Christmas and New Year are times of great celebration providing people with an opportunity to come together, exchange gifts, share memories and show friends and family how important they are to us.

However, it is almost impossible to get through Christmas without experiencing some level of stress.

For many it can be a time that brings financial pressure, stress, loneliness and can remind us of sad times in our lives.