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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.

Tracey Bird

Information Officer

Support Services
I manage the SCVO Enquiry Service and Pro Bono legal and VAT advice services. Content manager for the information pages on the SCVO website. Also blog and provide training on governance, and developed the Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector. I am a board member of Women's Aid East and Midlothian.

Latest posts by Tracey Bird

The Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector was originally developed in 2018 by the Third Sector Governance Forum. Designed specifically for Scotland’s voluntary sector, it provided a statement of best practice on what good governance looks like. Since then, both our... Read more

Trustees’ Week is all about highlighting the great work of trustees across Scotland and the UK, and the role they play in governing our charities and voluntary organisations. Read more

In Scotland, most charities are small. SCVO’s research shows that 80% of Scottish charities have incomes under £100k. But whilst they may have a small financial footprint, they have a huge impact on the lives of individuals, communities and causes across the country. Now it’s... Read more

binar on Thursday 10 November will address the cost-of-living crisis and the challenges faced by charity trustees in steering their organisations through the post pandemic recovery. Read more

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