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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.

Jason Henderson

Policy & Public Affairs Officer

Policy and Campaigns
I am the SCVO policy lead for regulation, making sure the sector’s voice is heard loud and clear when it comes to the likes of Charity Law, the Lobbying Act, and Freedom of Information legislation. I also work with colleagues within SCVO’s funding & procurement team. If you're interested in getting involved in our work on regulation, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Latest posts by Jason Henderson

In 2019, the Scottish Government began the consultative process for what would become the Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Act 2023. At the time, many across the sector – including SCVO – were somewhat underwhelmed after hoping for wider reform of charity... Read more

About our submission We have undertaken initial scoping work and engagement with voluntary organisations to inform our position on proposals included within this consultation, including: Engaging with voluntary organisations with a particular interest in volunteering and/or... Read more

At SCVO, we have worked hard over the last few years, with our sector, to pull together our Fair Funding principles and asks, and to champion those within the Scottish Parliament. But as successful as that work has been thus far, we can still do much more by amplifying our calls... Read more

If you don’t have the time (or the desire!) to read this blog in its entirety – just read this: we are looking for voluntary organisations who are expecting funding from the Scottish Government in the forthcoming financial year to take part in a quick and easy monthly survey for... Read more

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