VASLan Membership: More than just free membership

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We are delighted to see many more organisations in South Lanarkshire signing up to join VASLan Membership Programme. We would like to ensure that our membership is representing the diversity and extent of South Lanarkshire’s third sector. One of the benefits of joining VASLan free membership is to access our managed funds. Peter McGhee, Development Officer for Sustainability and Collaboration, explains how the programme works.

Celebrating Ann Rodger who Wins the 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award from CTA UK

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On November 2021, Ann Rodger, volunteer at Larkhall and District Volunteer Group, has won the 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award from The Community Transport Association UK. Ann is an amazing volunteer working tirelessly for the community in Larkhall. It's amazing to see her dedication to volunteering, a lifetime commitment, and hard work.

Watch the video below to her Ann's story in winning the award.

Season's Greetings from VASLan

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All Staff and Board at VASLan TSI would like to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Here is a special greeting to express our sincere appreciation for the hard work and commitment from the Third Sector in South Lanarkshire.

We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy festive season. We will see you in 2022!

WAT IF? Community Trust is Awarded A Grant by Scottish Land Fund to Purchase Loanhead Farm

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A small farm in South Lanarkshire will pass into community hands as communities across Scotland today start their Christmas celebrations early with grants from the Scottish Land Fund.

Loanhead Farm near Tarbrax is set to be bought by WAT IF? a local community development trust following an award from the Scottish Land Fund. The award is part of a package of grants to 12 groups in Scotland totaling £2,754,897.

Support Our Local Community: COVID-19 Response, Recovery and Resilience

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Our community in South Lanarkshire has worked incredibly hard for the past 21 months to ensure the health and safety of our people continues throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. It has been hard for all of us. We have had to adapt to a completely different way of working to continue serving the community, especially those in vulnerable situations.