In lieu of Item 7.1 of the Finance and Resource Committee on the 5th March in relation to Edinburgh’s Community Centres. EVOC has submitted a note to Committees Members regarding our concerns and recommendations in relation to the conditions review for community centres.
You can read the letter in full here:
EVOC’s role to support voluntary organisations in the city working with children, young people and families continues. We are here to listen and help people make connections to come together to achieve the best results for our communities by addressing the issues that the grants programme has presented.
The conversations are ongoing, and our contacts to discuss next steps are:
firstname.lastname@example.org 0131 555 9121
Please get in touch if there is something specific you wish to work on with other organisations – we are here to help.
The next CYP&F Network meeting is Thursday 5th March 2020 at 09:45 at EVOC’s office.
The next two Older People’s Forum meetings are:
- Wednesday 19th February – 10-12pm, in the boardroom at EVOC
- Tuesday 24th March – 10-12pm, in the boardroom at EVOC
If you are interested in coming along, please contact Stef Milenkovic.
A campaign devised by EVOC’s CYPF Network is now live, featuring videos of the experiences of several organisations across Edinburgh.
You can see all information and videos at the dedicated web page for the campaign here, or on our social media.
Please share your own experiences and spread this message of support and solidarity with Edinburgh’s charities and the work that they do for children, young people and families across the City.
EVOC closes at 11.45am on Christmas Eve and re-opens at 9am on Friday 3 January 2020.
Season’s Greetings to all our members and readers.
What does community planning mean in Edinburgh? What role can voluntary organisations have in it? How would the voluntary sector organise itself for this role?
In November 2019 we spoke to 30 different voluntary organisations across the city at a workshop to discuss the way the voluntary sector and the Voluntary Sector Forums (VSFs) facilitated by EVOC can play a part in community planning processes across the city.
Watch our Deputy Chief Exec, Ian Brooke explain more below:
Challenge, Change and Churn was the theme of EVOC’s annual Conference and AGM on 5th November 2019.
The morning featured:
- 2 inspiring speakers
- 4 engaging and dynamic workshops
- 100 attendees from over 70 organisations in Edinburgh and..
- a lot of cups of coffee!
We wanted to share some of the key learning from the morning and important messages from our speakers.
To download a copy of the above short report click here.
Slides from the day:
The following slides from workshops and speakers are available to view below:
Other Key Information:
The Independent Care Review implores all attendees to ask their corporate parenting colleagues from within the City of Edinburgh Council to share with them their commitments to the Review’s Stop:Go list and how services can help them achieve the council’s commitment.
The Edinburgh Poverty Commission has an interim finding paper that can be seen here.
They are also still accepting submissions of evidence which you can do so here.
You can access the SCVO Good Governance Checkup here.
Other items from the ‘Good Governance in the Third Sector’ are included below:
EVOC are hosting a workshop to explore the best way for the voluntary sector’s voice to be heard in local community planning from 2020.
Voluntary Sector Forums (VSFs) currently meet quarterly across Edinburgh localities, the meetings should be informative and inclusive, providing an opportunity for the third sector to come together and share their experiences, but also, as the VSF chairs represent third sector interests at the Locality Community Planning Partnership (LCPP) meetings, the VSFs are an important channel for their voice in local planning.
With the ever-changing local community planning landscape across the city we felt it was now time to revisit the goals and format of the VSFs, we want to discuss if there is a need for VSFs and if so how can they be improved? How do VSFs fit with Neighbourhood Networks and do we need representation from both?
Please come along for the morning and share your views and take part in the discussion!
Nov 28th, 9:30am-12pm, Quaker Meeting House
Please note registration is required for this event: