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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.
Click here for details on membership of VANL and to download the membership form for 2013/14
During 2013, North Lanarkshire Voluntary Sector Partnership Group worked with local Community Planning Partners to agree implementation of Third Sector representation on six NLP Local Area Partnerships across North Lanarkshire. This has been a very successful and positive venture for the local voluntary sector, increasing its participation and influence within the wider Community Planning process.
In recent weeks, vacancies have arisen for new Third Sector Representatives to be appointed to attend the Bellshill area Local Area Partnership and Coatbridge area Local Area Partnership.
The documentation for the nomination process can be downloaded here.
The documentation provide further background and detail a nomination process which is now live for these vital Third Sector Representative positions. If you would be interested in nominating yourself for one of these roles, please read the supporting paperwork (including criteria for nomination) and complete and return the relevant nomination form to Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire as indicated no later than Friday 14 March 2014.
If you require further information on the vacant positions or the nomination process, please contact Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire on 01236 748011 or e-mail email@example.com.
Download a copy of the new Voluntary Sector Strategy for 2013 -2018
Click here for more information and to download a copy of Joint Strategic Commissioning Plan. (Consultation Draft)
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.