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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

North Lanarkshire Voluntary Sector Conference
Tuesday 02 June 2015,Jim Foley Community Centre, Craigneuk, Wishaw

9.30am – 3.00pm

If you work/volunteer in the voluntary sector within North Lanarkshire this is YOUR conference. We are keen to encourage as many voluntary and community organisations as possible to attend and hope that your organisation can be represented. Important issues affecting the voluntary sector will be highlighted and discussed.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Valuing the Voluntary Sector” and promises to be interesting and informative with a number of prominent speakers and innovative workshop opportunities – as well as the customary “Q&A” session, where delegates will have the opportunity to ask questions relating to their organisation or the sector at large.

A buffet lunch and refreshments will also be available.

If you would like to register for this event please telephone Dianne on 01236 748011 or email dianne.lawrie@vanl.co.uk



Following comprehensive self-assessment activity undertaken by Community Planning Partners and the third sector in North Lanarkshire during 2014 to review how the third sector can improve its engagement and linkage to Community Planning in the local area, Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire is pleased to present a Draft Framework for Third Sector Connectivity to Community Planning inNorth Lanarkshire

Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire -
Annual Review2013 /14

Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire launched its Annual Review of 2013-14 at its Annual General Meeting on Friday 20 February 2015 in Wishaw. The Annual Review includes reflections from Chair Francis Fallan MBE and Chief Executive Officer Kenny Moffat on a highly successful year for the organisation, as well as a focus on employability, recognition, development, volunteering, enterprise, partnership and performance.Click on the link above to download a copy.



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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