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Tel: 01236 748011
Fax: 01236 745571


South Office
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01698 358866

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Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire

Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) is the development agency for third sector organisations in North Lanarkshire.

From April 2010, VANL replaces the two third sector support bodies in the area (CVS North Lanarkshire and Volunteer Centre North Lanarkshire) to form a single interface for voluntary and community organisations, their staff and volunteers.

The evolution of VANL marks a landmark in the development of the infrastructure for volunteering and voluntary sector development in the area. For the first time, a single organisation will be the point of contact for information, advice and support on voluntary action, and will represent the sector in strategic dialogue with community planning partners.

Operating from offices in Airdrie and Wishaw, VANL is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status (Scottish Charity no. SC041224; Company no. 369302), and is a membership organisation open to third sector organisations across the local authority area. To find about more about the benefits of joining us, visit the membership section.

This website will provides regularly updated information on the activities of VANL and the third sector in North Lanarkshire. Find out more about the services we offer, the projects we currently run, and the online resources you can access.


Latest News

RBS - Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes

Congratulations from everyone at VANL to Margaret Gibb and Andrew Campbell on their success in the recent RBS - Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes series.

Andrew, of Camran Taekwondo, won the category of Sporting Volunteer of the Year while Margaret won in the categories of Community Champion of the Year and in the RBS Scotland’s Real Hero of the Year.

You can read more about their success here


Membership Form - 2014/15

Click here to download the VANL membership form for 2014/15.



Download a copy of the new Voluntary Sector Strategy for 2013 -2018

Reshaping Care for Older People

Click here for more information and to download a copy of Joint Strategic Commissioning Plan. (Consultation Draft)

North Lanarkshire Partnership – Draft Community Plan

Click here to download the document. Contact details for North Lanarkshire Council’s Corporate Services Improvement Team can be found by clicking here.

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Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL)

is the new third sector interface for the area, carrying out the functions of a CVS (Council for Voluntary Service) and Volunteer Centre.

VANL is recognised as an Investor in People. and has been awarded the EFQM Committed to Excellence Award.

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We have a new feature on the site that allows you to search for older people's services and activities locally in the North Lanarkshire area - it can be accessed by clicking here

Go to the Community Toolkit

Click here to go to the one-stop-shop for information and resources for your voluntary organisation.

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