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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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A national charity event held recently at Glasgow’s SEC brought thousands of people together to donate items to Simon Community Scotland’s Period Friendly Initiative. The Gathering – now in it’s 16th year – is a two-day annual event run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary... Read more

SCVO launched The Catalyst, a ground-breaking initiative to support thousands of charities to make use of digital at The Gathering Read more

I sometimes think that SCVO could stand for ‘Sarah Chats to Voluntary Organisations’, as it nicely sums up what I do. My role is all about membership engagement – committed to growing and developing our membership, by making sure our members are supported as best we can. And that... Read more

The Saltire Awards website was recently re-launched with a new website frontend built by SCVO. This was developed in-house by SCVO in close collaboration with TSIs (Third Sector Interfaces). Find out more about TSI Network Scotland. TSIs across the whole of Scotland will... Read more

At the start of the year we announced a brand refresh for SCVO. We want SCVO to be easy to understand and engage with so our members and the wider sector can benefit from as much of what we offer as possible. And we think a strong brand has a big part to play in this. It’s a big... Read more

The Gathering will be held at Glasgow’s SEC from 19-20 February 2020, bringing charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups together to learn, share and celebrate the best of the voluntary sector. Organised annually by SCVO, The Gathering attracts thousands of attendees and... Read more

I’m really excited to announce that the New Year heralds a brand refresh for all things SCVO. We’ll be lifting the lid on the new SCVO brand at this year’s Gathering on 19&20 February in Glasgow at the SEC. You might also spot some changes starting to happen before then, so we... Read more

At an event to celebrate the best of Scotland’s voluntary sector last night (Monday 6 January 2020), First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched the Scottish Charity Awards 2020 and encouraged charities from across the country to apply and share their successes. Speaking from... Read more

December marks the end of my six-year tenure as Trustee of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO). I’ve been reflecting on my regular journeys to Edinburgh and all the different experiences being a volunteer Trustee has brought, and what strikes me is the amazing... Read more

At our recent AGM we shared a lot of the great stuff we've been doing over the past 12 months and I'm excited to say there’s more to come! I’m particularly looking forward to the membership review. Our new team have been busy laying the foundations and now they’re getting ready... Read more