Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action...

The Third Sector - community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers - has an important role in helping communities across Scotland to thrive. AVA exists to support the Third Sector in Aberdeenshire - helping our local communities to flourish. 

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AVA are recruiting! See our jobs page here

Read our latest November 2019 newsletter hereIt features local funding successes, news, training and events from across Aberdeenshire - as well as a spotlight blog for members by our own Funding Officer, Donna Speed. Subscribe to our newsletter mailing list below.

SCVO Governance Check-up: this new resource can be used in conjunction with the Scottish Governance Code to help trustees regularly review their governance. Your board can use the checkup to identify areas for improvement and monitor and record your journey to good governance. View and download the guide in our resource section.

Search for support services in your area and across Scotland on our ALISS page here.
ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is a service to help you find help and support close to you when you need it most.  It is also a service for people, communities, professionals and organisations to share their information.

View the AVA Privacy Statement here.

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Sign up to our monthly newsletter to get local and national information relevant to the Third Sector straight to your inbox. In an area as big as Aberdeenshire, keeping up to date with what's going on where is easier with the AVA newsletter.

Magpie is an environmental community project run by AVA. Our Magpie shop is based in Banchory selling good quality second hand furniture and household goods. We help to divert many tonnes from landfill sites every year, provide volunteering opportunities and gift essential goods to those in need across Aberdeenshire

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