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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Larkhall & District Volunteer Group (LDVG) & Heart of Africa (HoA)

Larkhall & District Volunteer Group aim to promote the health and wellbeing of the community. We do this through reducing physical and social isolation and increasing health and wellbeing alongside provision of volunteering opportunities across our community. Our partnership with Heart of Africa ensures our lunch club members enjoy a healthy, nutritious hot meal from a menu that they have had a voice in, in a warm and caring environment.

LDVG Lunch clubs were previously catered by local authority kitchens. We were faced with regular complaints about the poor standard of food and lack of choice. Funding enabled LDVG to partner with Heart of Africa (HoA) to pilot a new lunch club from 2021-2023. HoA prepare lunches in LDVG’s kitchen and created a new menu in partnership with members–featuring HoA’s unique fusion of Scottish and African cooking. HoA pride themselves on cooking with fresh, nutritious ingredients with lots of spice added for taste (and health!) – all of which is introducing a healthier diet to our members.

People's Choice voting closed at 5pm on 24 May

The People's Choice Award 2024 is sponsored by HSF Health Plan

The Scottish Charity Awards 2024 is sponsored by