Launch of 4th Third Sector Annual report 23/24

Published: June 4, 2024


The fourth annual report, jointly produced by VSGWL and West Lothian Council, has been published today. The report provides an overview of how the sector, West Lothian Council, and other Community Planning Partners work together to deliver much-needed support to local communities.

Alan McCloskey, CEO of VSGWL, commented: “The report captures the vital role and essential services provided by charities, social enterprises, and community groups across West Lothian, as well as the incredible role played by volunteers. This is all set against the backdrop of the ongoing cost of living crisis. Of particular note and concern is the 19% drop in income experienced by the sector from the previous year, while costs have remained constant and demands on services have increased. The report highlights the size and scale of the third sector both locally and nationally, along with case studies that pay testimony to the amazing difference small grassroots organisations are making to help those in most need.”

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