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Matching the Needs of Third Sector Organisations with NHS Suppliers

Published: November 11, 2022


This is a wee blog to fill you in on the Community Benefit Gateway (CBG).

In the simplest of terms, it’s a platform set up to connect NHS suppliers to third sector organisations that may need a hand with something.

How does it work?
Organisations like charities or community groups highlight a ‘need’ – could be painting a building, fitting a carpet, donating equipment or even good old volunteering. That ‘need’ goes on the Community Benefit Gateway website and if any NHS supplier can help with that need – they do. Simples.

Now I know what you are thinking. This is too good to be true. But that really is exactly what happens.

It’s free, gets help where it is needed and companies that supply the NHS, give back to communities across Scotland. Everyone’s a winner!

There’s a few other bits and pieces in the process, like registering on the platform and identifying what your need is – hopefully it’s something someone can help with.

Find out more
To learn more about the Community Benefit Gateway and how your organisation can get involved, we’re hosting an online info session (Tue 6 Dec, 12noon – 12.45pm).

It’s for voluntary and community organisations across Edinburgh and the Lothians who think they could benefit from support in the form of work or equipment.

We’ll be chatting about what you can and cannot ask for through the Gateway and offering you the chance to ask questions too.

Register now

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