Who Can Attend Our Sector Development Sessions ?

Attending our Training & Events

Priority is given to any community group, voluntary organisation or social enterprise in Glasgow to join our free sector development training and events, where the relevant expertise is currently unavailable. Our session content should not be used for commercial purposes.

We can accept bookings from Community Interest Companies (CICs) but only where they have an asset lock in place or are wholly owned by another body such as a registered charity.

If places remain, Glasgow Public Sector partners in support of their partnership working with Glasgow Voluntary Sector and non-Glasgow Voluntary Sector organisations may attend. (Book and we will notify you if we are over capacity on this occasion.) If you are unsure, or would like to discuss, please email sectordev@gcvs.org.uk.

Places are limited to two people per organisation and to ensure the quality of the session, the overall number of attendees will generally be a maximum of 25.  We use ZOOM to host our sessions, so please provide a unique email address for each attendee and let us know in the booking form of any additional access requirements you may have.

Some of our training opportunities have been developed, planned and will be delivered in partnership with the city-wide Glasgow Capacity Building Group including Glasgow City Council, Volunteer Glasgow, CEIS, GCVS, Jobs & Business Glasgow and Glasgow Life.

One to One Surgery Support

Our one-to-one sessions are strictly for community groups, voluntary organisations or social enterprises in Glasgow where relevant expertise is not otherwise available.  For other local authority areas, please contact your local Third Sector Interface.

To share access to our support surgeries fairly, we say a maximum of three appointments per organisation in a three-month period and no more than one per week unless agreed with us. Most sessions are available during daytime office hours, but if you would like to request an evening session, please get in touch.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss your groups’ needs, please contact us at sectordev@gcvs.org.uk.

Privacy Statement

GCVS understands the need to protect the privacy of its users when booking courses and appointments. For that reason we have developed a policy which outlines our practices regarding the retention and passing on of information to other organisations in line with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

  1. GCVS will not collect any personal data about you unless you consent to this or volunteer this information. Such information includes data such as your name, telephone number, address or email address.
  2. Where such data is collected, GCVS will only forward on your information to third parties with your consent.
  3. If you do not want your personal data collected please do not submit it. If you would like any personal data removed please contact sectordev@gcvs.org.uk.
  4. This privacy statement only covers the GCVS course and appointment bookings and does not include any links to other websites.
  5. GCVS has security measures in place to ensure that no information is lost, altered or misused in any way.
  6. We may decide to change this privacy policy. In the event that we change anything we will update the policy immediately on the website and will notify you of any major changes by making an announcement on our website.

Data Sharing Statement

GCVS works with organisations on their capability and capacity, supporting them to be effective and sustainable.  As part of this we have to hold data about you and may need to share data with other agencies that have a role in supporting your organisation.  Please see our full data sharing statement
GCVS Sector Development – Data Sharing Statement.

If you have any issues with the privacy or data sharing statement, please contact our Data Protection Officer by email at dpo@gcvs.org.uk or by post: DPO, GCVS, The Albany, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DS.  Or if you prefer you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office using the detail on their website at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/.