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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.

Press releases

Read the latest press releases from SCVO
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Responding to the result of the UK general election, David McNeil, SCVO Strategic Director of Development, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Keir Starmer on his appointment as Prime Minister. “There is a pressing need for a more humane politics that puts people... Read more

Growing Climate Confidence has been supported by the Scottish Funders’ Forum.  Read more

Responding to the First Minister's resignation, Anna Fowlie, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations' (SCVO) Chief Executive, said: As Scotland stops to watch the political goings on at Holyrood, it is vital that we don’t take our eye off the ball. While it is not clear how... Read more

Responding to the Spring Budget 2024, SCVO Chief Executive Anna Fowlie, said: “I share the disappointment of other voluntary sector bodies that the Spring Budget did not recognise the essential services and support of voluntary organisations both in Scotland and across the UK... Read more

A third of organisations reported this as one of their top challenges. Third Sector organisations in Scotland are increasingly facing shortages of staff and volunteers, a new report has warned. The Scottish Third Sector Tracker has found that issues relating to staffing and... Read more

Research also found a third of organisations were dipping into reserves. An overwhelming majority of charities in Scotland have reported financial challenges as their biggest source of concern. The Scottish Third Sector Tracker has found 7 in 10 charities cite financial... Read more

Responding to the 2024/25 draft Budget, SCVO Chief Executive Anna Fowlie, said: “The draft Budget represents a missed opportunity to set out vital support for Scotland’s voluntary sector – at a time when it is being squeezed by the cost-of-living and running costs crises. “While... Read more

SCVO Chief Executive Anna Fowlie responding to the 2023/24 Autumn Statement. Read more

Richard Jennings will join the team later this year. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has announced a new Convener for its Board of Trustees. Scotland’s national membership organisation for the voluntary sector welcomes Richard Jennings, who will take over... Read more

Anna Fowlie, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations' (SCVO) Chief Executive, responds to the 2023/24 Programme for Government. Read more