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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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Following the success of The Gathering 2022, John Fitzgerald reflects on the dilemma of holding in-person events. Earlier this month, we launched our new Digital Call to Action at an in-person event, ahead of an online launch a week later. After the in-person event, a few people... Read more
What’s your view of how purposeful business practices generally are in Scotland now? SCVO has supported voluntary organisations to make Scotland a better place since 1944. The past few decades have seen a significant shift to the ways the public, private and voluntary sectors... Read more
Purpose is key to work-place satisfaction and the reason why people chose to work in the charity sector. Charities don’t have a monopoly on purpose though, staff across all sectors are motivated by the idea they are making the world a better place. In fact 83% of Millennial... Read more
Scotland’s voluntary sector celebrated at annual awards ceremony The winners of the Scottish Charity Awards recognising Scotland’s voluntary sector were announced last night (15 June) in a glittering awards ceremony hosted by Sally Magnusson at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow... Read more
The Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector was developed in 2018 and sets out five broad principles of good governance that act as a point of reference for trustees in carrying out their role. They can be summarised under the following broad headings: Organisational... Read more
By Fiona Gillespie, Head of Charities - Scotland, Rathbones At Rathbones we’re proud of our long history of supporting the charitable sector. Charities have entrusted us with their money for over 100 years. With funds under management of £7.1 billion* for more than 1,90... Read more
Pam Duncan-Glancy writes for SCVO on ensuring the value of voluntary organisations is properly recognised across the country. Read more
Working in partnership across sectors should be the backbone of Levelling Up. We now hope to see this outlined as a key principle in the new UKSPF prospectus due to be published imminently.  Read more
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has been honoured in Scotland’s Flexible Working Awards, run by social business Flexibility Works. Read more
SCVO produced this summary of commitments impacting the voluntary sector operating environment. Read more