Third Sector Forums March 2020

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The Next round of Forums will be held in early March with a focus on the Power Of Information.

What does this mean for you? We will be asking you to consider what information is out there, where you can find it and what you can use it for?

Remember this is your forum and we are keen to address the issues important to you so please get in touch to let us know which topics you would like to explore within this theme.


Incredible Nigerian Chef who is taking over South Lanarkshire one Community Café at a Time

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Nigerian chef is bringing Africa to our doorstep and is awakening our taste buds with his traditional delicacies at the Heart of Africa community café.

Every weekday Tuoyo Ayiku opens his doors in Routes to Work South, on Cambuslang Main Street, to the locals who are patiently waiting to be apportioned their weekly dose of outstanding food.

Whilst visiting Africa last year, Tuoyo was taken aback when his son who was born and raised here in Scotland asked when they would be returning home and he realised that there was a lack of African culture in his son’s life.

Sensational seven-year-old beats off veteran volunteers to land coveted achievement award

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A kind Lanarkshire lad has won a fiercely contested volunteer award - despite being only seven years old.

Lewis Watt may be small in stature but his big heart saw off competition from veteran volunteers when he recently won Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire’s (VASLan) Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering Award.



Third Sector Integrated Care Fund 2020 – Sept 2022

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Please be advised that a decision has been taken to extend the deadline for applications to the Integrated Care Fund from 6th to the 23rd of December. 

Following this the appraisal and decision making process will follow as scheduled in the guidance. 

The Third Sector Integrated Care Fund originally issued during 2016 is now seeking to attract applications from Third Sector providers for the period April 2020 - end March 2022.

December Third Sector Forums

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The Next round of Forums will be held in early December with a focus on Enterprising Communities. As this round of Forums falls just before christmas we would like to arrange a marketplace where we will be encouraging all Enterprising Organisations to come along and have a stall, to promote their organisation and sell some of the goods they produce.



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Third Sector Awards

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of you who took the time to nominate volunteers or Third sector organisations for the Third Sector Awards 2019.  We have had such a huge response this year, its great to see so many volunteers and organisations out there that do such an amazing job, going above and beyond to help out in their local communities,

September Third Sector Forums

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The dates for the next round in September have been announced so please see below for the details of your local event. With a focus on third sector engagement in community development, each event will have the usual opportunities for networking, participation in workshops/activities and scope to gather/provide information about services provided. Organisations also have the opportunity to reserve a stand to showcase their services to delegates

VASLan Seeking New Board Members

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Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire are passionate about working with others to improve the lives of children, young people, families and communities and about making South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector among the best in Scotland.  This requires that we have a more active strategic role between public and Third Sector stakeholders and to assist us in meeting this cha