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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.

Kirsten Hogg

Head of Policy and Research

Policy and Campaigns
I have strategic responsibility for SCVO's policy, research and campaigns work. I also lead our Strengthening Collaboration work with Scottish Government and COSLA.

Latest posts by Kirsten Hogg

Kirsten Hogg shares what she learned from her time in Cardiff Bay where she attended a conference on Strengthening Civil Society Impact. Read more

I can tell you three quarters of voluntary organisations just like them are facing financial difficulties. Read more

SCVO were invited to give evidence to the Finance and Public Administration Committee on the 9th of January 2024 as part of the Committee’s scrutiny of the 2024-25 Scottish budget. SCVO were also invited to suggest key issues that the Committee should be made aware of. For SCVO... Read more

Summary The current situation for voluntary organisations is worse than pre-pandemic, or even during the pandemic. This is because, just as voluntary organisations were at a low ebb post-pandemic, they were hit with the cost of living crisis, which has seen them facing a perfect... Read more

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