Supporting Glasgow’s inspiring voluntary sector

At GCVS, we’re here to support community groups, voluntary organisations, and social enterprises with the help and training they need to succeed. By strengthening Glasgow’s voluntary sector, both citizens and communities can benefit.

Learn more about our services to support your sustainability and development. We also offer a unique membership programme.

Popular Services

Sector Development

Support for your Organisation

Our Sector Development team can support you with resources, training and advice on essential topics for any voluntary organisation such as funding, governance, managing assets and demonstrating your impact. Find out more and get in touch to chat through your needs.

Payroll and Finance

Payroll and Finance

We provide payroll support to hundreds of voluntary organisations each month. Our comprehensive service, includes workplace pensions and can offer various payment frequencies for your staff. Find out more and contact us to discuss your requirements.

People & Safety

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 so we are here to help. We also support with recruitment, wellbeing and health & safety!

The Albany

Event Space at The Albany

We offer a welcoming venue for meetings, events and conferences in the heart of Glasgow. The Albany has a range of rooms and meeting spaces which are fully equipped to meet your needs, including technology to facilitate hybrid events and affordable catering options. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

SVQ Centre

Learning and Development

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. We also run PDAs and short courses. Find out more.

Training What's On

Training - What's On?

Our teams across GCVS work hard to deliver regular training and support, designed to help upskill those working or volunteering in the sector. For workshops, seminars and tutorials, both in person or online, find out what’s coming up and book your place at any session directly on Eventbrite.

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Policy Work & Projects

Supporting collaboration and partnerships is a key part of our role. We are proud to advocate for Glasgow’s thriving voluntary sector and have strong links with the local authority, health service and justice system. Through our policy work, and the networks we facilitate, we support the development of the voluntary sector’s role to build a more just, kind and happier society.

Human Rights & Equalities • Climate Friendly Practice • Health & Social Care • Employability


Learn More About

Glasgow Wellbeing Fund now open for applications

Glasgow Wellbeing Fund

The Glasgow Wellbeing Fund is now open for applications, with small grants of up to £10,000 for projects that improve mental wellbeing in the city.

SVQ Centre

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.

Training What's On

Community Connectors

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

GCVS Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector

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