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Voluntary Sector Forum

The VSF offers a chance for voluntary organisations to receive feedback from the Community Planning Partnership etc and to  discuss issues of relevance to the sector including important consultations on the Community Plan and the Single Outcome Agreement (SOA).

It also gives an opportunity for organisations to publicise their services and network with other voluntary organisations.


The VSF (and sub-groups) is open to all voluntary organisations and community groups based in or working in Midlothian.


The two active sub-groups at present are the Voluntary Sector Children and Young People’s sub-group and the Compact sub-group.  

Members of the Voluntary Sector Young People and Children's sub-group represent the voluntary sector on a number of relevant groups, including Child Protection Partnership, and Getting It Right for Every Midlothian Child (GIRFEMC) groups. 

For further information, contact George Wilson or Margaret Nisbet, MVA, tel:  0131 663 9471, or by emailing


The remaining meeting dates for 2016 are as follows

Voluntary Sector Forum



Voluntary Sector Children and Young People's sub-group




Voluntary Sector Representation on Partnerships and Panels
MVA sought the views of the voluntary sector about the process for selecting voluntary sector representatives on partnerships and panels and the matter was discussed at the Voluntary Sector Forum meeting on 28 August.   

Further to the VSF, Lesley Kelly drew up procedures for requesting voluntary sector representation on partnerships and panels, as agreed at the VSF meeting  These have have been circulated and can be downloaded from here.



Further Information

MVA has published a new leaflet about the Voluntary Sector Forum.  It can be downloaded from here.