We Are GCVS - May 2018 Update
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Welcome to the GCVS May 2018 Newsletter!

Firstly, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for signing up to continue to receive our Newsletter. We're well aware that GDPR hasn't been easy for many third sector organisations, which is why we're offering workshops in June covering various aspects of the new regulation, details of which you will find in the News section just below.

In other news, we have been making good progress towards signing a Concordat with Glasgow City Council, as a partner in Glasgow's Third Sector Interface along with Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN), Glasgow Third Sector Forum and Volunteer Glasgow.  This Concordat will set out the basis for a new relationship between the Third Sector and the local authority going forward and a date is being sought in June for a consultation event to share progress and seek Third Sector views on this important initiative.
A separate briefing is being prepared by the Third Sector Forum, so you’ll hear more about the Concordat in the next few weeks. 

Meantime, have a great month,
Liz McEntee
Director of External Affairs
GDPR Workshops

GCVS is running a series of practical, half-day workshops with KF Governance Solutions. The workshops are designed to help you develop a greater understanding of the detail and impact of GDPR and how to develop your practice, to ensure you become and remain GDPR compliant.

These are interactive workshops, at the end of which you should be clear on what your responsibilities are.

More details and booking here, or further down in our Events section!
Glasgow Children’s Summer Food Programme

The Glasgow Children’s Summer Food Programme is a fantastic initiative, aiming to enable community organisations in Glasgow to provide nutritious food for the children using their services during the summer period (between 27th June and 14th August 2018).

VAF are managing the fund for this programme and welcome applications from Third Sector organisations able to offer food as part of their holiday provision.
The deadline to apply is the 1st of July, find everything you need to know here.
Our Everyone’s Children project is supporting a REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Course to help organisations meet the food preparation requirements of the programme. 
Book your place here!

Investing In Your Neighbourhood

Glasgow City Council are hosting citizen engagement sessions, and are inviting people along to hear about the improvements they are making to domestic, street litter and recycling bins.

The sessions will be held on the following dates, between 10am - 4pm at each location:
  • 31st May 2018 - Morrisons, Anniesland
  • 7th June 2018 - Asda, Toryglen
  • 14th June 2018 - Asda, Govan
  • 21st June 2018 -The Forge, Parkhead
Tackling Fraud Together - Update #5

The most recent update for our Tackling Fraud Together project, in partnership with Outreach Solutions is now available on the GCVS Website.

The team discuss continuing to refresh TFT messages in the City Centre and Merchant City, plus a text scam where fraudsters pose as the DVLA - it would be very easy to fall for that one!

Click here to read the full article.
Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema

Community Central Hall are currently developing an exciting new community cinema project!

The Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema aims to be an inclusive and easy to engage with entertainment and education hub, providing affordable tickets to diverse and wide ranging films. They also provide tailor-made screenings, both in-house and outreach, for various community organisations, shaped to directly benefit service users.
Find out more...
Annual Conference 2018

The EVH Annual Conference for 2018 takes place on the 26th - 28th of October.

The theme for this year is "It's for Good" - speakers and workshops will challenge your thinking about what is going well, what could be better and indeed how forever habits and ideas can be changed for good.

The keynote speakers at the conference are Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE DL and Alice Thompson, co-founder of Social Bite, so places are sure to sell fast!
More details and how to book...
If you have any news you would like to share with us and you are a GCVS Member, you can submit it to our Members' Noticeboard - email the Comms Team if you have any issues or would like some assistance with this.
Keep up-to-date with all GCVS Events on our website!

GDPR Workshops

- Data Audits | Wednesday 20 June (AM)

Privacy Statements & Retention Policies | Wednesday 20 June (PM)

- Lawful Processing | Tuesday 26 June (AM)

- Consent | Tuesday 26 June (PM)

Everyone's Children

- Outdoor Play | Tuesday 5 June (FREE)

- Pre-Birth to Three Framework | Wednesday 20 June

- REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene Course | Tuesday 26 June

Capacity Building

- First Tuesday Funding Advice Session | Tuesday 5 June (FREE)

- Constructing a Budget | Thursday 21 June (FREE)

- Monitoring & Evaluating Outcomes | Wednesday 27 June (FREE)

Community Learning & Development

- CLD Providers' Network | *New date!* Tuesday 12 June (FREE)

- North West Learning Partnership | *New date!* Friday 15 June (FREE)
All events can be booked through Eventbrite and discounts for GCVS Members are available.
You can also register for all our events over the phone - simply call Reception on 0141 332 2444.

Small Charity Week - 18th-23rd of June
Small Charity Week is the biggest event in the small charity calendar providing free initiatives, competitions and support over six days for charities or local community organisations with an annual turnover under £1.5 million. Events include: I Love Small Charities Day, Big Advice Day, Policy Day, Fundraising Day, Small Charity Big Impact Day and Celebration Day and they are looking for small charities to get involved!
Click here to read more or follow @SCWeek18.
Disability Sport
Scottish Disability Golf and Curling (SDGC) are inviting anyone of any age or gender, with any type of disability or serious health problem that interferes with playing or learning about golf or curling, to join their group for free. 
They are also offering free tuition to all their Scottish members with PGA Professionals and Teaching Coaches - members’ carers and guides can also join the SDGC for a game!

Find out more and contact SDGC here.
The Great Get Together
The Great Get Together is taking place over the weekend of 22-24 June. The objective is simply to bring people together and emphasise that what unites us is greater than what divides us. It was inspired by Jo Cox and falls on the anniversary of her death.  
 People and organisations across the UK are organising celebrations as part of this - find out more and register yours here!

Headlines from the Third Sector this month:

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