VASLan Third Sector Forum

The final round of this year’s Third Sector Forum events will be held virtually next week!

With Christmas just around the corner, this event will showcase products developed by South Lanarkshire’s third sector that are available to purchase as the perfect, locally produced Christmas gift.

To book your place, please register in advance below:

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire helps to bring the Third Sector in South Lanarkshire Together During COVID-19

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Every three months South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector Interface travels to the four localities for to facilitate Third Sector Forums. This is a chance for organisations to network, expand their knowledge and ask their burning questions.

Changes to Disclosure Scotland

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Disclosure Scotland are making a temporary change to how applications are processed.

They have been working closely with the Scottish Government and key stakeholders on our response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

In addition to their prioritisation of checks for those who have the most vital roles supporting the country during this time, as of Monday 30 March  they will no longer be accepting paper applications.

On Monday (30 March) a new page will go live on their website with all the materials you need to continue to submit applications.

Third Sector Resilience Fund

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The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is a £20 million emergency fund for third sector organisations in Scotland. It is part of a £350m support package for the sector in Scotland in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The fund will support organisations across the third sector who are at risk of closure due to a sharp decrease in income or that are unable to deliver their services during this difficult period.

MESSAGE FROM SOUTH LANARKSHIRE COMMUNITY PLANNING PARTNERSHIP

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Dear community and voluntary groups,

We know that these are difficult times and that many of you have been working very hard to make sure that the vulnerable people in your communities continue to be supported.

Following on from last night’s announcement by the Prime Minister and the First Minister we now need your ongoing help and assistance in supporting the needs of your local communities. 

We will very shortly provide information on how you can to do this safely by following the guidance you will be given.

Business as Usual

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Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire are following all government advice on how to respond to the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, we will keep the Third Sector and stakeholders informed of any changes in our working practices and services.

In line with this advice, as of Friday 20th March 2020 we introducing a ‘Work from Home’ model until further notice. Our staff have been provided with the necessary infrastructure to ensure that we can maintain support and contact with South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector and our partners.