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Funding Scotland

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.

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I Love Charity

In the coming months, we’ll release more detail about the programme and keep you posted on opportunities

Scotland's Digital Participation Challenge fund

The project must be about developing the basic digital skills of am organisation’s staff or the people,fill out a short questionnaire to gauge their basic digital skills Provide regular progress updates by posting,To read more about the successful projects check out their project pages.,You can find out more about the organisations that received funding on our project pages.,You can find out more about what’s been funded on our project pages.

Criminal records checks

cases where a position is not eligible for a Disclosure Scotland check you cannot: insist on being told about,offeredthe penalty awardedwhether the offence was isolated or part of a pattern of offendingwhat is known about,You should also give the candidate a chance to explain if a check reveals adverse information about them

Your organisation’s legacy

Even though your organisation is winding up, you may want to think about what happens after it has gone,You may need to think about storage of any physical or digital assets, including financial records.,You also may want to think about how you celebrate your achievements, and what happens to any people,Think about whether this needs a lockable cabinet for paperwork or whether some things can be kept electronically

Common Concerns, Questions & Pushbacks

When we discuss the need for Fair Funding, it’s important to be aware that questions or comments may be made that seek to either dismiss the need for Fair Funding or provide excuses for how it cannot be implemented. We’ve responding to some of the more frequent examples here.

SCVO training & events privacy notice

We also use it to send reminder emails and information about the event.,Your rights over your information By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you,To submit a request for your data, please contact us by email, post or telephone, please use the contact,email or phone at: or 0800 169 0022 Your right to complain If you have a complaint about

Information for new trustees

Know your organisation’s purpose It’s vital as a trustee that you know about what your organisation was,you understand your role and responsibilities, what the legal structure of your organisation is and about,Learn about the finances Find out about the current financial situation of your organisation, including,Make sure you know about your banking arrangements, and any contracts or debts you have.

#NeverMoreNeeded Resources

A great blog post should inspire, encourage, motivate and captivate your audience - but it doesn't have,Here are some ideas about how to support charity or community partners through coronavirus and beyond

Mental health & wellbeing

for everyone to have one, so steps are in place if/when they start to struggle.Find more information about,This will give everyone an opportunity to talk about how they’re feeling about work and more generally,Menopause - let's talk about it World Menopause Month took place in October - a subject which should,be talked about much more but isn’t because of stigma and taboo attached to it.,Using the hashtag in your social media posts and exploring what else has been posted is a fun way to

Top tips for the public to support #NeverMoreNeeded

Think about the kinds of things you are interested in doing and contact your local Volunteer Centre for,Be thoughtful about what you are donating – is it something that in a different situation you might buy,Shout about it!,Whatever you do for a charity, don’t be shy about telling everyone – you are helping to raise awareness,Here are some suggested social media posts: “I’ve just donated to [Insert charity name] because its work