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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Visit our Resources page to read the 2017-18 annual report.

Congratulations to our 2018 AVA Membership Award winners!
Read about the winners and runners up in our Members' Area here.

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Read our latest May 2018 newsletter here.

What does AVA do?
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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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