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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.

New partnership supports voluntary sector learning

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the Charity Learning Consortium (CLC) are proud to announce their new partnership aimed at supporting learning and development in the voluntary sector.

SCVO, the national membership organisation representing and supporting Scotland's third sector, has teamed up with the Charity Learning Consortium to provide charities and non-profit organisations with access to affordable online learning. This includes a learning management system, engaging courses, resources and events to support learning and development success. 

The Charity Learning Consortium, a leading provider of online learning for the voluntary sector, will become SCVO’s latest valued partner, dedicated to helping voluntary organisations work more effectively and upskill their teams. The collaboration will provide significant benefits for SCVO members, including discounts on the Consortium’s already affordable courses and resources, and access to its extensive range of learning opportunities.

Sarah Currie, Membership Development Manager, SCVO said: “We are thrilled to be working with the Charity Learning Consortium to support learning and development in the voluntary sector. This partnership will help our members to access high-quality, cost-effective learning resources, allowing them to develop their skills and make an even bigger impact on the communities they support.”

Martin Baker, CEO and founder, the Charity Learning Consortium said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. SCVO’s commitment to supporting Scotland’s voluntary sector aligns perfectly with our mission of providing accessible and affordable learning to charity staff and volunteers. We look forward to working together, to make a positive impact to the sector and the people it supports.”

The partnership is launching with an online event hosted by SCVO on Wednesday 19 April, where SCVO members will be able to learn more about the Charity Learning Consortium and gain access to exclusive discounts. To become an SCVO member and join the event, visit:

To learn more about SCVO and CLC’s new partnership, visit: 


Press contacts:

Layla Hunter, Marketing and Communications Officer, SCVO:, 07557 968 914

Viola Lloyd, Marketing Executive, Charity Learning Consortium:

Notes to editors:

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector and its mission is to support, promote and develop a confident, sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland. SCVO is passionate about what the voluntary sector can achieve and along with its community of over 3,400 members and supporters, it believes that charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups make Scotland a better place. Visit

The Charity Learning Consortium is a one-stop shop dedicated to providing affordable and effective learning solutions for charitable organisations. Membership includes a suite of eLearning, charity-specific video content, a learning management system and access to a vibrant community for members to connect and share best practice. Consortium members also get a whole host of other goodies as part of an annual subscription. For more information about the Charity Learning Consortium visit

Last modified on 21 March 2023