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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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Commenting on the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) report Charity Street Scotland, which shows more than three quarters of Scottish households have used a charity service in the last 12 months, Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Anna Fowlie said... Read more

Charities from across Scotland have been granted additional funding to continue the delivery of projects which aim to reduce the impact of welfare cuts and poverty. SCVO, through the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund, has awarded £135,000 to 14 organisations to build on the... Read more

I took up my post as Chief Executive of SCVO at the end of April and International Day of Charity this week seemed like a good opportunity to consider what those first three months are making me think about. I’ve worked in the public sector for the last 30+ years but have been... Read more

SCVO response to Programme for Scotland 2018/19 Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) responded today to the Scottish Government’s Programme for Scotland 2018-19: “There’s plenty in the Programme for Government that will make a... Read more

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has joined forces with other leading third sector organisations to highlight concerns over the effect of Brexit on volunteering numbers. Alongside Volunteer Scotland, SCVO has prepared a letter to the Home Secretary Sajid... Read more

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP Home Secretary Home Office 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF 15 August 2018 Dear Home Secretary, The Contribution of Non-UK Citizen Volunteers The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for Scotland’s... Read more

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations’ (SCVO) is delighted to welcome three new members to its Board of Trustees. Fiona Gillespie, Kenneth Pinkerton and Sean Duffy have been selected to join the Board following an open recruitment process. The new trustees will play a... Read more

Over the past four years, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations’ (SCVO) Digital Participation Charter Fund - supported by the Scottish Government and BT - has provided funding to 150 projects across Scotland to get people online and develop basic digital skills. This... Read more

I’m very pleased to be launching our new-look Third Force News. TFN began as a four page publication 22 years ago, back in 1996. It’s come a long way since then, moving with the times including developing a strong online presence as well as printing the weekly paper. Recently, we... Read more

Applications are now being accepted for the fifth Scottish Public Service Awards, which celebrate excellence within Scotland’s public services. The Awards, launched by Holyrood magazine in 2014, are held in association with the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament and... Read more