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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

“We are concerned with the suggestion of households and organisations footing the bill for this energy price guarantee through their bills and taxes for years to come." Read more
"The needs of the sector, even those that cost nothing, are simply invisible." Read more
Research published as part of the Third Sector Tracker shows the growing challenges facing charities and voluntary groups.    Read more
Scotland’s voluntary sector celebrated at annual awards ceremony The winners of the Scottish Charity Awards recognising Scotland’s voluntary sector were announced last night (15 June) in a glittering awards ceremony hosted by Sally Magnusson at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Glasgow... Read more
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has warned that third sector groups have been let down by today’s Spending Review.  Read more
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has been honoured in Scotland’s Flexible Working Awards, run by social business Flexibility Works. Read more
Scotland’s national membership organisation for the voluntary sector has warned the Scottish Government’s flagship economic plan has ignored the importance of the sector.   Earlier this week Economy Secretary Kate Forbes unveiled Scotland’s National Strategy for... Read more
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is calling for charities and individuals across the country to apply for its annual charity awards! Now in its 16th year, the Scottish Charity Awards highlight the best, most innovative and effective charities... Read more
Following yesterday’s announcement of the Scottish Budget for 2022-23, SCVO’s Chief Executive Anna Fowlie said: "We are disappointed that despite all the talk of the importance of Scotland’s voluntary sector during the pandemic, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy... Read more
Findings from a third sector research project are providing crucial insights into how Scotland’s charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Run by independent research company DJS Research on behalf of the Scottish Council for... Read more