NL Community and Voluntary Sector Locality Events

Six community and voluntary sector locality events - organised by VANL - were held during Nov-Dec 2019 in Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Wishaw. Over 100 people participated in the events, where there were presentations, discussions and networking over tea and coffee and festive treats.

  • A variety of community and voluntary organisations presented on their work and copies of these presentations will be available on VANL’s website in January (we will provide the link in our Jan 2020 enews).
  • There was also a presentation and discussion at each locality event on a scoping study on social prescribing being undertaken by VANL to inform the development of social prescribing in North Lanarkshire.  If you would like to know more about this initiative, please contact
  • Maddy Halliday, VANL’s CEO, also provided a presentation on the development of a new three-year strategy for the sector at each event, which was informed by our consultation with the sector on their support and priorities during March-April 2019.   If you would like to comment on the draft North Lanarkshire Community and Voluntary Sector Strategy 2020-23 this can be found on VANL’s website here. Please send your comments to by the 23rd Jan 2020.