Responding to the 2023/24 Scottish Budget, SCVO Chief Executive Anna Fowlie, said:
“I welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to Fairer Funding Principles in this week’s budget - including a commitment to multi-year funding.
“Sadly, we have heard the promises of this budget before. We need to see multi-year agreements in practice across ministerial portfolios, and they need to include funding uplifts in line with inflation - both of which are essential to sustaining the vital public services voluntary organisations provide.
“A budget that has child poverty, net zero and public services at its heart should recognise the key contribution of the voluntary sector to those agendas and to Scottish society, and therefore have the voluntary sector at its heart. This budget doesn’t do that.
“We look forward to working with ministers to ensure they follow up these commitments with meaningful change for the sector, which underlines the crucial role we play in communities across Scotland.”