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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.

Sheghley Ogilvie

Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Policy and Campaigns
I am SCVO's policy and public affairs lead on funding and procurement. I cover the Programme for Government, the Scottish and UK Budgets, and the cost-of-living. I also work on the role of the voluntary sector as an employer, focusing on Fair Work and volunteering and represent SCVO on the Scottish Volunteering Forum Steering Group. I previously led on social security, poverty, and rights-based approaches and SCVO's Policy Network and Intermediaries Network. To discuss our policy priorities or find out more about our networks get in touch.

Latest posts by Sheghley Ogilvie

SCVO Briefing: Scottish Budget 2024/2025 Stage 1 Debate

Summary SCVO welcomed the Scottish Government commitment to deliver ‘Fairer Funding’ by 2026 in the Policy Prospectus, New leadership...  Read more

The First Minister promised action, not warm words, the Budget delivered neither.

Last month First Minister Humza Yousaf joined colleagues across the voluntary sector at SCVO’s annual conference, The Gathering, where...  Read more

SCVO Briefing: Scottish Budget 2024/2025

The problem Action is urgently needed in the 2024/2025 Scottish Budget to secure the voluntary sector’s essential services.  ...  Read more

As the real Living Wage rate increases, how can the sector be supported to pay staff fairly?

Last week the Living Wage Foundation announced the real Living Wage rate would increase by 10% to £12 an hour (£13.15 in London), as...  Read more

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