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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.

Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 June  |  SEC, Glasgow  |  #SCVOGathering

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Community commissioning in action: learning by doing in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Third Sector Interface led by EVOC (Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council)

Wednesday 15 June
Time slot
This event took place 6 months ago
Wheelchair accessible
Ian Brooke
0131 555 9100
Evaluation & impact Policy & influencing Wellbeing Families and communities
Who was the event aimed at?


Who spoke at this event?
Ian Brooke, Deputy Chief Executive (EVOC)
Stefan Milenkovic, Senior Development Officer – Adult Health & Wellbeing (EVOC)
Marion Findlay, Director of Services (Volunteer Edinburgh)
Dr Linda Irvine-Fitzpatrick, Strategic Programme Manager (Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership)
Representatives from 1 or more voluntary organisations involved in the process
Event summary and materials

What was covered in your sessions?

Our session told the story of how Edinburgh’s Third Sector Interface created, developed and delivered a community commissioning-based approach for Edinburgh’s Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund - alongside key voluntary and public sector partners. This Scottish Government investment was to provide mental health and wellbeing projects and activities at a grass-roots levels in communities across Edinburgh and was part of a national programme of funding delivered by Third Sector Interfaces in every local authority in Scotland. 

Was there any useful feedback or reflection from the participants?

As part of our presentation we asked participants to answer 2 questions on post-it notes:

• What do you like about current commissioning processes?

• What might you change?

This was linked to a Q&A and we are collating these notes at the moment. 

How people can find out more or get involved in your work?

The story of Edinburgh’s Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund approach can be found on the EVOC website:

EVOC The Gathering Presentation.pdf (2 MB) Download

Also at The Gathering

The Gathering 2022 was sponsored by

Keegan & Pennykid

Supported by Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Convention Bureau