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Rock Trust- Volunteer Open Night

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Rock Trust will be holding a volunteering event in Edinburgh on the 1st of Feb at 6pm-8pm at Rock Trust, 55 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY.

Although it is in Edinburgh opportunities for West Clothing volunteering will also be represented on the night. We’ll be sharing information on 2018 events, Nightstop, Mentoring and other opportunities. There will also be wine and food. We have a tight schedule for RSVP’s being Monday so if anyone is keen to attend if they could be directed to my email.

I am happy to cover bus/ train fare’s and can even meet anyone that is interested in attending in Livingston and travel through if they are unclear where to go.

T: 01506 591 860
M: 07813 325 292

Fauldhouse Social Afternoon and Tea Dance

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Just a reminder that in partnership with Ageing Well and Xcite, Fauldhouse Community Development Trust are hosting an over 50s social afternoon and tea dance next Tuesday 5th December from 1.30pm-4pm.
The event is taking place at the newly opened Eastfield Development Centre, Eastfield Road, Fauldhouse, EH47 9LE.
Tickets are only £2.50 and will include a fun afternoon of excellent music with tea, coffee and cake.
This is the first social afternoon/tea dance that we are running and if it is a success we would hope to start running them on a monthly basis.
So, please feel free to come along and spread the word amongst people that you know.
For more information or if you would like to purchase tickets, please contact me by e-mail or by phone on 01501 773 699.

Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian AGM – Wednesday 29th November 2017

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian will be held on Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 4.00pm in the premises of Voluntary Sector Gateway, 36-40 North Bridge Street, Bathgate, EH48 4PP.

If you have not already done so, please email us at to confirm your attendance or, alternatively, call 01506 650111.

2016 AGM Minutes
Accounts 2017
Articles of Association
Notes on changes to Articles of Association


Home-Start West Lothian : Festive Food Hamper appeal

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

We are starting our 2017 Festive Family Food Hamper appeal!

Christmas isn’t Christmas without that special family dinner! We would like to be able to offer our families a Food Hamper, which we have done in previous years thanks to kind donations from local people and companies like Stoddart’s of Broxburn, Food Options Limited,  Almond Housing and Livingston Round Table.

We hope everyone will come together and help us again this year.

Police Scotland – ‘Be Smart internet Safety Programme’

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

There is support available from Police Scotland around internet safety. This is open to organisations across Lothian. Please see the following message below from Police Scotland…

Our Cybercrime Prevention teams are based at Gartcosh, Edinburgh and Aberdeen working within Police Scotland’s Safer Communities department. We support our colleagues at local policing divisions around raising awareness and provide current preventions advice regarding online issue. Part of our work also involves working with partners to provide Prevention education programs including the Be Smart Internet Safety program, which covers Online safety, Child Sexual Exploitation, Cyber security to name a few. There is no cost involved, and the training can be delivered with assistance from either Safer Communities staff or via your local Community/School Liaison officers, which we can arrange.

We also work with a network of Web Ambassadors from partner organisations, aiming to train leaders/students/young in the above program which can be adapted to suit the target audience in various settings. This network is also updated on any emerging cyber threats/preventions advice, to share within their organisation. If you feel you or your colleagues would benefit from working with Police Scotland to raise awareness of online safety within your organisation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by contacting us…


Fauldhouse Community Development Trust AGM

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

FCDT will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 13 June 2017 at The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX

A full copy of our annual report, financial statement and nomination to the board forms will be available at the meeting.
If you would like copies in advance of the meeting or you require any further information, please contact Julie Smith on 01501 773 699, call into The Hub or see our website

Finger buffet and light refreshments will be available at 6.30pm.

Third Sector Strategy Group Meetings Schedule

Friday, January 6th, 2017

The role of the TSSG
To advise and guide the Gateway about the needs of the sector at national and local policy development level and the delivery of the work plan.
To facilitate sector reps at forums representing the sector and not just narrow organisational interests.
To facilitate the setting up of appropriate systems for the constituencies of organisations in each thematic/geographic group e.g. children and families, local regeneration planning etc.
To facilitate communications both up and down between forums and the sector and within and across the sector.
To influence policy and planning nationally across the sector.
To act as a ‘sounding board’ to provide advice to the Gateway on its future strategies and plans.

ms_wordThe TSSG is open to all Third Sector Groups not just members.
The new Terms of Reference can be found here.

Third Sector Strategy Group – 2017 (Wednesdays – 12.30pm – 2pm VSGWL Office):
(12 noon for buffet lunch)
18th January
15th February
15th March
19th April
17th May
14th June
19th July

Open Secret AGM

Friday, December 9th, 2016

agm-invite-2016Open Secret will be holding their AGM on Monday 12th December at 7pm, in Carronvale House, Larbert.

The evening will provide valuable information and updates on the wide range of services provided by Open Secret. A free buffet will be provided for all attendees.

If you would like to attend the AGM or submit apologies, please RSVP as soon as possible, by contacting, or by contacting Rhys Stenhouse on 01324 630 100.

Accessible Housing Information Event

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

accessible-housing-event-page-001Capability Scotland Advice and Support Service West Lothian are holding an Accessible housing event on Wednesday 14th December 2016 in the Ability Centre, Carmondean Centre Road, Livingston, EH54 8PT.

The event is aimed at disabled people. At the event there will be a number of short information sessions on housing and adaptations.

Free Data Protection Events Announced

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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SCVO are pleased to announce that three events will take place in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness next year to help organisations understand the basic requirements of data protection.  Attendance is free and early booking is advised.

Staying with data, SCVO’s latest datawareness blog from Maureen H Falconer, Scotland Manager at the Information Commissioner’s Office, looks at accuracy, retention, and rights in regard to personal information and the Data Protection Act.

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