Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action...

The Third Sector - community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers - has an important role in helping communities across Scotland to thrive. AVA exists to support the Third Sector in Aberdeenshire - helping our local communities to flourish. 

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The latest December 2017/January 2018 AVA newsletter is out now! Read it here.

Third Force News Guide to Running A Charity or Social Enterprise is a 56 page special supplement packed full of useful information about runnning your organisations - read a digital copy here or contact us for a hard copy.


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Our Community Toolkit provides essential information for groups to thrive including: a funding search facility, information for new and established groups, step-by-step guides, volunteer development and much more. The toolkit is an excellent resource for your group.

Magpie is an environmental community project run by AVA. Our Magpie shops are based in Banchory and Inverurie selling good quality second hand furniture and household goods. We help to divert many tonnes from landfill sites every year, provide volunteering opportunities and gift essential goods to those in need across Aberdeenshire

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