Strengthening the voluntary sector to support Glasgow's citizens and communities

Our role at GCVS is to provide guidance and support to Glasgow’s community groups, voluntary organisations, and social enterprises. We work to create a fairer, kinder and happier society by helping the voluntary sector develop and promote its role.

We are here to assist your organisation with everything from HR advice and funding, to payroll assistance and a wide range of training. In addition to offering essential support and development, our services complement our membership programme. Read our Latest News

support for your organisation

Support for your organisation

We support voluntary groups and organisations to develop and build their capacity. Our Sector Development team can support you with resources, training and advice on topics including: Funding, governance, managing assets and demonstrating impact.

One to one surgery appointments are available. Please email us to discuss your requirements on

Hire the Albany

The Albany Learning & Conference Centre is a welcoming venue for meetings, events and conferences. We have a range of rooms and meeting spaces which are fully equipped to meet your needs. Our professional, welcoming staff will be available before your event and on the day to offer any support required.

To discuss your needs call 0141 332 2444 or email us at:

Glasgow Helps

Visit the Glasgow Helps website to find organisations and services supporting people across Glasgow. The directory provides individuals and professionals with access to contact details for over 600 organisations.

If you need help with: food; health and wellbeing; or money advice please contact us on text line: 07451 289 255 or email:

People and Safety Services

People and Safety Services

Do you need help with the responsibilities of being an employer or managing staff?

Few small voluntary organisations can afford to employ an HR specialist, and that’s what our service offers you.
Help when you need it…and before!

Payroll and Finance

Payroll & Finance

Make paying your staff hassle-free

We currently provide a Payroll service to around 250 voluntary organisations. Our clients benefit from a comprehensive service, meaning we do everything for you from start to finish, including workplace pensions. We offer various payment frequencies for your staff including – monthly, four weekly, fortnightly and weekly.


SVQ Centre

Are you or your team looking to develop your skills and practice with a nationally recognised qualification?

We offer a variety of SVQ awards ranging from Social Services and Healthcare to Business Administration, Management and Community Development.

Our Projects

We manage and support a number of projects in Glasgow which share our mission to achieve a fairer, kinder and happier society, including:

Community Connectors • Kickstart Scheme • Young Person’s Guarantee • Human Rights & Equalities • Glasgow Helps • Yaldi Community Lottery

Community Connectors

Improving connections with and for people over 60 and their carers…

A free and confidential service, connecting older people and their carers to local services, facilities and activities, and providing them with tailored and informed support

Everyone's Children

The Everyone’s Children project promotes and supports third sector organisations in Glasgow that provide services to children, young people and families.

Our Training & Event Programme

Visit our Event page to find out What’s on or visit us on Eventbrite.

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