North West Glasgow Voluntary Sector Network was created as a response to the need for Voluntary Sector organisations to have a voice when decisions about funding, planning and service delivery are made. We make sure our members’ views, opinions and ideas are heard locally, city wide and where relevant nationally.
The Network is a registered charity, managed by an Executive Committee, who are senior officers or board members of member organisations. Our membership is open to all voluntary organisations that deliver services in this area.
There are around 600 voluntary sector and community groups in the North West of Glasgow.
We work within the following wards:
- Anderston/City/Yorkhill Ward (10)
- Canal Ward (16)
- Drumchapel/Anniesland Ward (14)
- Garscadden/Scotounshill Ward (13)
- Hillhead Ward (11)
- Maryhill Ward (15)
- Partick East/Kelvindale Ward (23)
- Victoria Park Ward (12)
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The Network has three main objectives:
- To be a collective voice for the voluntary sector in North West of Glasgow
- To provide advice, information and support to local voluntary organisations
- To facilitate the input of the voluntary sector into the Community Planning Process locally
We offer support to all voluntary sectors (sometimes known as the Third Sector) organisations in the North West of Glasgow. The North West has a population of 206,483, 35% of the overall population of Glasgow. North West Glasgow has a larger population than 5 of the major cities in Scotland; Aberdeen city, Dundee, Falkirk, Stirling, Inverness.
The North West is home to 2 neighbours that are in the 6 most deprived datazones in Glasgow. (Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation 2016). We choose not to define the people we work with and for as deprived but as people who need support to fulfil their potential and have the right to the same opportunities and services as others not in ‘deprived areas’.