PVG Disclosure Consultation

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL VOLUNTARY GROUPS, PLEASE SHARE … If your organisation has volunteers who need to be disclosure checked this proposed change will affect you! Please read and respond to the consultation on fees.

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New Defibrillator at Market House

Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) would like to promote to the residents of Shetland that they now have a defibrillator installed at Market House. VAS obtained funding from the Shetland Community Benefit Fund to purchase the equipment which has been installed at the side of Market House.

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Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults - Awardees

Along with other Third Sector Interface’s throughout Scotland, Voluntary Action Shetland distributed a third year of the Scottish Government Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults to support community activity until March 2025. Shetland’s allocation totalled £71,810.

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Launch of NEW Strategic Plan for VAS

On behalf of Voluntary Action Shetland’s board the Executive Officer of Voluntary Action Shetland, Lynn Tulloch is delighted to present their new strategic plan. Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) is Shetland’s Third Sector Interface.

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2023 Third Sector Organisations - Festive Opening Times

Please find below a number of Charities and their festive opening times. Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2024!

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YPI Scotland Partnership announced

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is delivered in 280 schools across Scotland and all secondary schools in Shetland. YPI is a programme that empowers young people to make a difference in their local communities while developing a range of skills.

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Shetland Community Climate Champions

Shetland Community Climate Champions: Shetland Community Organisations have the opportunity to gain key skills in Understanding and Responding to Climate Change

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Trustees Week 2023

Trustees’ Week is a time for us to come together to celebrate the achievements of trustees across Scotland and the rest of the UK and the role they have in governing charities. Thank you for the time, commitment and effort you bring to your charities to help them thrive!

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OPEN Project go Indpendent!

OPEN Board of Trustees are delighted to announce that from November 1st 2023 they will be the first youth-led charity in Shetland. OPEN successfully received charitable status in July and have now completed the transition from being a project of Voluntary Action Shetland to OPEN SCIO.

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VAS Volunteering Awards 2023 Recipients Announced

Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) are delighted to announce the recipients of their new Volunteering Awards.

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Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults - Now OPEN!

Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults YEAR 3 - Now OPEN … Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) is delighted to launch the third year of the Communities Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults on behalf of the Scottish Government on Friday 29th September 2023.

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Local groups urged to populate new community directory

Community groups, organisations and services across Shetland are being encouraged to upload their contact information to the new Community Directory before its launch in the coming months.

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