To get involved in the Third Sector Network Steering Group contact Head of Membership, Seona Shand 01224 343929/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As a member of the Chamber, you can also get involved by sending information on Third Sector related news and events to Louise Shankley on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion on our Third Sector Network page or monthly Third Sector updates.

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Third Sector Benefits

Third Sector Advertising Rates

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce recognise that the Third Sector (including charities, social enterprises and not for profit organisations) are an important part of the business community in Aberdeen City and Shire.  In order to support the Third Sector within our region, AGCC would like to offer our Third Sector members the following discounted advertising rates.

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Network Sector Survey

Third Sector Network Survey

The Third Sector in North-east Scotland is the focus of the fourth survey in a series of research surveys undertaken by the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce. Similar to previous sector surveys, this survey focuses on the state of the Third Sector in North-east Scotland by giving a profile of organisations in the area based on the sampled population.

To view the full report click here.

Northern Star Business Awards

Northern Star Business Awards 2012

This year the Northern Star Business Awards will continue its commitment to charitable and not for profit members by supporting a selection of member charities. Last year, CLAN, Aberdeen International Youth Festival North East Sensory Services, Befriend a Child and Cornerstone each received over £1,300 thanks to generous donations of the Northern Star guests.

This year we are pleased to announce that the nominated charties are Absafe, Children 1st, GREC, Inspire and VSA.

Free Places at events

Free Places at the Ultimate Business Network Events

On occasion the Chamber is delighted to be able to offer third sector members discounted places out our various networking events thanks to the generosity of some of our members.  For more information on our events visit www.agcc.co.uk/events.

Chamber Primary Health Plan

Westfield Health Chamber Primary Health Plan

The issue of occupational stress amongst care professionals is currently a major concern in health policy and healthcare workers are regularly faced with considerable amounts of stress.  Did you know that as a member of the Chamber, you have access to the Westfield Health Chamber Primary Health Plan?  The Chamber plan could help your organisation reduce absenteeism, recruit and retain staff, improve productivity, staff morale and motivation and can help as an integral part of your Health and Safety policy.  For more information on the benefits of this service click here.

We’re sure you’ll agree that with these types of benefits for your sector, there has never been a better time to join the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and become part of the ultimate business network. Non-members please click here.

Additional Benefits and Services

Please get in touch with Seona Shand, Head of Membership, if you feel there are any additional benefits and services the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce could offer your sector.

 

Third Sector News

Third Sector News

Cancer support charity to open bridal boutique

North East Scotland: Monthly economic report for April 2012

Long-term VSA volunteers celebrate Child Contact Centre Awareness Week

Students’ to compete to raise money for Aberdeen charities

AXA PPP Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

Dress for success

Celebrate Aberdeen appeals for keen runners to take part in Union Street mile

Brook Street Charity Easter Egg Hunt

Local councils must seize the opportunity of social enterprise

Local business man inspired to run Baker Hughes 10k

The importance of the collective good

FirstGroup staff to select new charity partner

Arts & Business Scotland Awards 2012

CLAN Cancer support to host open meeting for those affected by skin cancer

New Awards to Recognise Local Action

North East Sensory Services Lottery Award

The Highland Hospice Highland National - Friday April 27

Aberdeen Safer Community Trust recruiting new board members

Boost for Aberdeen cancer research team as fundraising effort reaches £34,500

Looking after friends, looking after colleagues!

Arts & Business Collide in Space in an Exciting Collaboration marking the UK’s first Cubesat Spaceship Mission

Aberdeen fashion show raises more than £1200 for charity

CNR International donates more than £28,000 to North-east charities

‘Be a Hero’ and Join Team CHAS

Major boost for medical research thanks to Saving Sight in Grampian

Insight Aberdeen: Third Sector and Volunteering Fayre 2012— Exhibitors Booking Forms Now Available!

For more Third Sector news, please click here.

Events

Events

The Highland Hospice Highland National - Friday April 27

AGCC Survey & Report

AGCC Third Sector Survey & Report

Third Sector Network Survey

The Third Sector in North-east Scotland is the focus of the fourth survey in a series of research surveys undertaken by the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce. Similar to previous sector surveys, this survey focuses on the state of the Third Sector in North-east Scotland by giving a profile of organisations in the area based on the sampled population.

Key findings include:

  • 54% of responding organisations in the Third Sector provide a service related to social or health care and 20% of organisations that responded are social enterprises
  • Based on responses, 60% of staff in the Third Sector are paid while the remaining 40% are volunteers. These findings reiterate the importance of volunteering in the Third Sector
  • Organisations have witnessed more success, or witnessed no adverse change, on key performance factors. However, for several organisations, attracting funds from the private and corporate sources has proved difficult
  • There is noticeable concern about lack of public awareness of the sector’s services, and 30% of respondents suggest that the sector should prioritise creating awareness of its services and the value it add to the community
  • Capacity in the sector appears to be well utilised as only 23% of respondents say there is available capacity to cater for several more users. 39% of respondents are overstretched, 20% are operating at optimal capacity, and 15% could cope with some additional users.

To view the full report click here.

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Business Know How News March 2011

 

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Network Benefits

Discounted Advertising Rates

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce recognise that the Third Sector (including charities, social enterprises and not for profit organisations) are an important part of the business community in Aberdeen City and Shire. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Northern Star Business Awards

This year the Northern Star Business Awards will continue its commitment to charitable and not for profit members by supporting a selection of member charities. Last year, over £7,000 was given to the five chosen charities thanks to generous donations of the Northern Star guests.

This year we are pleased to announce that the nominated charties are Aberdeen Foyer, Aberdeen Sports Village, Aberlour Childcare Trust, CFine and Enable Scotland.

Free Places at events

On occasion the Chamber is delighted to be able to offer third sector members discounted places out our various networking events thanks to the generosity of some of our members. For more information on our events click here.

Chamber Primary Health Plan

The issue of occupational stress amongst care professionals is currently a major concern in health policy and healthcare workers are regularly faced with considerable amounts of stress. Did you know that as a member of the Chamber, you have access to the Westfield Health Chamber Primary Health Plan? The Chamber plan could help your organisation reduce absenteeism, recruit and retain staff, improve productivity, staff morale and motivation and can help as an integral part of your Health and Safety policy. For more information on the benefits of this service click here.

We're sure you'll agree that with these types of benefits for your sector, there has never been a better time to join the Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and become part of the ultimate business network. Non-members please click here.

Third Sector News

For more Third Sector news, please click here.


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Third Sector Survey - NOW LIVE

The Third Sector Survey 2012 provides a general profile of businesses in the third sector in North-east Scotland. The survey is specifically aimed to capture current performance, present and future issues concerning the sector, and the priorities and strategic focus of the industry going forward. It provides useful market intelligence to sector stakeholders for decision making, effective policy lobbying and representation and also serve as a document for future reference and comparison.

Click here to view the full survey.

Get involved

If you would like to be part of the Third Sector Network, please contact Fiona Fernie, Membership Network Manager, on 01224 343931 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

As a member of the Chamber, you can also get involved by sending information on Third Sector related news and events to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for inclusion on our Third Sector Network page and monthly Third Sector updates.