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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.

Membership eligibility

As the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector in Scotland, we are proud to welcome a diverse range of charities, social enterprises and community groups as SCVO members.

Your organisation will be eligible for SCVO membership if you are:  

  • A voluntary organisation
  • Not for profit
  • Present in Scotland
  • Working towards the principles of good governance in line with the Scottish Governance Code
  • Non-party political
  • Intended to be long-term

Our membership eligibility guidance provides more details on how we define each of these criteria.

If you meet the criteria, we would love to have your organisation join our community to enable us to continue supporting, promoting and developing the voluntary sector in Scotland. You will also have access to a range of exclusive membership benefits.

Organisations not eligible for membership, including public bodies and businesses, can contribute to our work by joining SCVO as a supporter.

Our annual fees are calculated on your annual income.