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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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SCVO has published the first in a series of papers which lay out the third sector’s vision and ambitions for a Scotland of the future in the run-up to next year’s referendum. The report brings together thinking and ideas from across the third sector and will help to spark more... Read more

Thursday 21 November saw SCVO’s 70th AGM at the John McIntyre Centre, Edinburgh. Find out what happened: Changes to SCVO management board Standing down from the management board Andrew Jackson (Royal Voluntary Service) Elected to the management board Michelle McCrindle (Food... Read more

New Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) programme targeted at young offenders. Read more

Dear Lord Wallace, Open letter on transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill 2013-14 We write to express our opposition to parts of the above Bill and to call on you to withdraw these draft regulations which we believe will cause great... Read more

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has appointed Chris Yiu to the new post of Director of Digital Participation. Read more

It needs to focus on the big issues that matter to people More than half of charities think the debate is uninspiring and predictable. It’s missing the big issues that matter to them and people in Scotland – poverty, welfare, jobs, health and social care 40% of charities and... Read more

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is launching a new project which will invest in charities and third sector organisations in several localities across Scotland to help prepare them for the shift of health and social care services to local community level... Read more

Following George Osborne’s speech proposing that long-term unemployed people will be forced into community service, John Downie, Director of Public Affairs, SCVO said: “The UK Government must stop this ritual humiliation of unemployed people “The so-called “Help to Work... Read more

A new Digital Participation Programme being launched today by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) will help give people across Scotland the skills to connect to the internet. Lucy McTernan, Deputy Chief Executive at SCVO, said: “Using the internet and digital... Read more