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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.

SCVO news blog

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Responding to the result of the UK general election, David McNeil, SCVO Strategic Director of Development, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Keir Starmer on his appointment as Prime Minister. “There is a pressing need for a more humane politics that puts people... Read more

It’s been a year since we launched our Growing Climate Confidence project. In the spirit of open working I’m sharing some reflections on what we’ve learned, and what we will be doing next. If you don’t have time for whole article here are the key messages: We know most voluntary... Read more

So far, the issues raised by candidates and the public in the General Election campaign have nearly all been on issues that are the responsibility of Holyrood or councils, not Westminster. It’s understandable because what feels most important to people are the issues that they... Read more

Responding to the First Minister's resignation, Anna Fowlie, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations' (SCVO) Chief Executive, said: As Scotland stops to watch the political goings on at Holyrood, it is vital that we don’t take our eye off the ball. While it is not clear how... Read more

I’m reflecting on our parliamentary reception this week, hosted by Paul O’Kane MSP, showcasing our Essential Sector campaign and the value of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker. I’ve been to a lot of events in the parliament over the years and they are generally cheerful... Read more

It’s that time of year when we’re reflecting on what we’ve achieved and working out what we want to achieve in the coming year. I thought I’d share my reflections on our work to become an anti-racist organisation. Like many organisations, we were jolted into action when Black... Read more

SCVO Chief Executive Anna Fowlie responding to the 2023/24 Autumn Statement. Read more

The Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector was originally developed in 2018 by the Third Sector Governance Forum. Designed specifically for Scotland’s voluntary sector, it provided a statement of best practice on what good governance looks like. Since then, both our... Read more

Trustees’ Week is all about highlighting the great work of trustees across Scotland and the UK, and the role they play in governing our charities and voluntary organisations. Read more

What The Gathering is the biggest voluntary sector event in the UK. Over two days SCVO hosts 2000+ people with a programme of energising events and a bustling exhibition. It’s a chance to catch up with people, make new connections and hear about the latest thinking and action... Read more