Third Sector Forum

December 6th, 2017

The Third Sector Forum due to take place today is now cancelled. Updates to follow!

Third Sector Ambition Fund Awards

November 30th, 2017

The organisations who will receive funding through the Third Sector Ambition Fund are:-
– Open Door Accommodation Project – £49,532
– The School Bank West Lothian – £5,200
– 1st Step Café – £17,320
– Exzema Outreach Scotland – £14, 965
– West Lothian Women’s Aid – £14,579
– Carers of West Lothian – £20,000
– West Calder and Harburn CDT – £18,900
– Victim Support – £13,985
– Citizens Advice Bureau – £19,862
– Signpost – £12,588

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application.
Feedback has been provided by Ian Hepburn.

Fauldhouse Social Afternoon and Tea Dance

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.

Financial Wellbeing Coordinator (part-time)

November 9th, 2017

The Bridge Community Project are offering the opportunity for someone to join our growing, innovative charity that brings hope to people across West Lothian.

They are looking for an enthusiastic individual to coordinate their developing financial wellbeing service. At present this is made up of their client centred money advice service and they are now looking to build on this with the establishment and incorporation of a support element to further enhance the impact they have on their client’s ongoing financial wellbeing.

Please download the application pack below on the link…/Bridge-Community-Pro…

If you would like to discuss anything about this post then please contact Alan Davidson on 01506 238980.

Deadline for applications is Friday 1st December @12 noon.

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

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

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.

Cyrenians OPAL looking for more volunteers!

October 20th, 2017

Can you help? The Cyrenians OPAL (Older People, Active Lives) service helps to increase social integration and combat loneliness in people over the age of 60 in communities in West Lothian.  Part of the service is group delivery, which has been growing successfully over the last year and reaches a total of 11 groups this month.  However, this means they need more volunteers!  The OPAL service is looking for more people of any age (over 18) and level of experience to meet with groups, support with activity delivery, encourage attendees to join in – and have a good blether with everyone who comes along.

If this sounds like you or someone you know then please get in touch on 01506 815815 or email There are many training opportunities to learn more about the kind of challenges people who use our service might face, and you will be reimbursed mileage expenses at 45p per mile. Get in touch and help us to make a difference!

The Tree Club – Chairperson Advertisement

October 19th, 2017

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Food Train West Lothian – Job Opportunity

October 17th, 2017

Food Train West Lothian are currently recruiting. The closing date is Friday 27th October 2017. 

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Coalfields Community Asset Transfer Workshop

October 17th, 2017

Are you thinking about managing, owning or leasing a local building or piece of land, delivering a service or acquiring an asset for the community? Need some advice or guidance? If so you should attend the


Kincardine Community Care

Wednesday 8th November 10:30 – 15:00

A part of our continuing programme to support community groups in former coalfield communities to undertake community asset transfers, we shall be holding a workshop event on Wednesday 8th November at the Kincardine Community Centre.

The workshop will look at project planning for community asset transfers and the key stages involved in the processes timescales, finance, business planning, Evidencing need, organisation and management, legal structures, and all aspects involved in the process. It will also provide the opportunity to network with other groups working on similar projects.

The events will run from 10:30 to 3:00 and include a lunch. The day will be free but places are limited. To book a place call Lauren Arthur on 01259 272127 or email

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