Ukraine support: Please read our latest update for more information.

VSGWL 2nd Annual Third Sector Summit

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VSGWL is delighted to be hosting the second annual summit showcasing the role and value of the third sector. About this event Save the date - Wednesday 3 Nov 10am -12pm ‘Communities First in a transformed West Lothian’. Registration has now closed. Please email vsg@vsgwl.org

Free Cyber Resilience training for the Third Sector

Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian is delivering FREE cyber resilience training for third sector groups and organisations across West Lothian. You only need to attend one session, which will take around one hour. Our first two sessions (Nov/Dec) will be delivered via Zoom, but we hope to deliver the third session in January at our…

Free Cyber Resilience training for the Third Sector

Online

Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian is delivering FREE cyber resilience training for third sector groups and organisations across West Lothian. You only need to attend one session, which will take around one hour. These sessions will be delivered via Zoom. Monday 06th December, 10am – 11am Wednesday 8th December, 2pm – 3pm Friday 14th January, 10am…

Local Election Hustings event with Third Sector

VSGWL invites staff, volunteers and trustees from all third sector orgs, Social Enterprises, Community Councils, Community Development Trusts to attend a Hustings event with candidates from the five main Political Parties in advance of the upcoming local May election. As you may be aware, a Hustings is a meeting where election candidates’ debate policies and…

West Lothian holding out the hand of friendship to Ukraine

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Invitation to an informal meeting with West Lothian Council and Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL) About this event VSGWL invites staff, volunteers and trustees from all third sector orgs, Social Enterprises, Community Councils, Community Development Trusts to attend an informal meeting with West Lothian Council and Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL). The offer…

Volunteers’ Week 2022

A time to say thanks! Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. Join us this year to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make and say thank you.

West Lothian Holding out the hand of friendship to Ukraine – follow up online event

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The offer of help and support to individuals arriving from Ukraine is continuing to increase. West Lothian Council and Voluntary Sector Gateway (VSGWL) held a really constructive meeting with community groups and statutory partners in mid-May to get an overview of what`s happening across West Lothian in relation to Ukraine. You are invited to a…

Ukrainian pop up shop – July 30th

Crofthead Farm, Templar Rise, Livingston EH54 6DG Crofthead Farm, Templar Rise, Livingston

A ‘pop up’ shop will be taking place at Crofthead Community Centre on Saturday 30th July. Please see the poster below for more details.

Let’s Talk About Diversity

The Gateway 20-22 King Street, Bathgate, West Lothian

On Thursday 22nd September, the Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian will be hosting Let’s Talk About Diversity. The aim of the event is to develop our knowledge, understanding and explore different perspectives. We want to start a conversation that explores what diversity is and what we can do to help keep inclusion and diversity front…

World Mental Health Day West Space Event

Bathgate Partnership Centre 21-55 South Bridge St, Bathgate

On Monday 10 October 2022, West Space is hosting a community event at the Bathgate Partnership Centre, 11am to 3pm to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The event will highlight to the community the organisations which work across West Lothian and who can support them with their mental health and wellbeing.

West Lothian Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund – Year 2 Webinar

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Alan McCloskey will be hosting a webinar at 10am on Thursday 10th November with some very useful information regarding our recently launched year 2 of the West Lothian Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund! IF you are thinking of applying for the fund and need to know more there will be a short presentation and…

West Lothian Holding out the hand of friendship to Ukraine – follow up online event Thursday 10 Nov 2pm-3pm

Online

The offer of help and support to individuals arriving from Ukraine is continuing to increase. West Lothian Council and Voluntary Sector Gateway (VSGWL) have held constructive meetings with community groups and statutory partners over the Summer to an overview of what`s happening across West Lothian in relation to Ukraine. You are invited to a follow…

S.M.I.L.E Counselling – Charity of the Year Event

The Gateway 20-22 King Street, Bathgate, West Lothian

Early in 2022 SMILE won the prestigious Charity of the Year award. S.M.I.L.E Counselling launched on June 2015 with a mission to deliver counselling sessions to local young people. Their primary goal is to help young people get to a good place in their lives where they feel Supported, Motivated, Inspired, Leading to self-determination and…

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