Third Sector Annual report 22/23

Published: June 7, 2023


The third annual report produced by West Lothian Council and Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL) covering 2022/23 is now live. The aim is to provide an overview of how the sector, West Lothian Council and other Community Planning Partners worked together to deliver vital support for communities.

The report is information on the size and scale of the Third Sector, with a focus on volunteering, both in terms of the Scottish context and West Lothian. The information highlights the number of organisations, the number of staff employed and the spend in the local economy. It aims to show the scale and impact of the sector and highlights that the sector within West Lothian is a predominantly locally grown sector.

The context of much of the previous reports was shaped by the Covid-19 pandemic and the effect of this over all our communities. In 2022/23 it is the cost of living crisis that is impacting most on West Lothian communities. West Lothian Council, Community Planning Partners, Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian (VSGWL) and the wider Third Sector continued to work together positively to provide a coordinated response to provide help and support to vulnerable individuals and communities across the local area.

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