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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AVA Spring Conference 2018 - open for bookings now!
Monday 30th April, Westhill Community Church, Westhill, Aberdeen.

Click on the link to book via Eventbrite.

AVA Membership Awards 2018 - nominations open now!
Members can access the nomination guidance and forms from within the Members’ Area - and non-AVA members can request the guidance and forms from membership@avashire.org.uk or from a member of AVA staff.

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Read our latest March 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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