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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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manager at Leuchie House who told us all about their organisation.,Scotland We talked to Stephanie Quigley, service manager with Cancer Support Scotland who told us all about,our work and we encourage people to find out more about our services on our website.”,Frequently asked questions We'd love to hear from you if you have any questions at all about joining,some of the questions we're often asked about.

SCVO's work to become an anti-racist organisation

It’s that time of year when we’re reflecting on what we’ve achieved and working out what we want to achieve,All our HR policies have been reviewed through an EDI lens, with expert help from CEMVO, and our People,That includes establishing good baseline information about our board and workforce (11 trustees and 85,staff), and about applicants for jobs.,and Glasgow in Black History Month and learning lots about our cities’ histories – the good, the bad

Voluntary Health Scotland

We’re passionate about what the voluntary health sector can achieve for people’s health and wellbeing,We are a network of networks that includes our Health Policy Officers Network and the Scottish Community,At Voluntary Health Scotland, we work with our members and others to address health inequalities, to,improve health related policy, systems and partnership working, and to help people and communities to,Our members are small and large, national and local.

Board behaviour

As the board, we understand that our behaviour can have a far-reaching effect and is fundamental to our,We need to make sure our behaviour is consistent with our organisation’s vision and values.,We will achieve this by doing the following: Being open and honest about how we govern, who we are, and,governing document and our conflicts of interest policy.,and ethical standards in the policies, practices and culture of our organisation.

SCVO Environmental Policy

Waste Scotland, we will deliver a learning programme to all staff and trustees so that we are all clear about,The policy will be reviewed annually in line with our business plan.,rationale and how we will achieve them.,This policy should be read in conjunction with our Travel and Subsistence Policy, all staff wellbeing,policies, procurement guidance and corporate partnerships policy.

SCVO's journey to net zero

SCVO has published its environmental policy, set up an internal climate crisis working group and is working,SCVO faces a number of significant challenges in achieving this, including working within historic energy-inefficient,Look out for blog posts about our progress towards net zero, including from staff involved in our climate


Thinking about reserves in uncertain times Thinking about your reserves policy is particularly important,We normally want to be able to show that we’re spending effectively to deliver services and achieve our,What do you need to think about?,t=538 This is a recording of our webinar from our Open Door sessions about the importance of good reserves,policies and action.


We're passionate about what the voluntary sector can achieve.,Along with our community of 2,000+ members, we believe that charities, social enterprises and voluntary,We lobby government on policy issues, create jobs for young people and support organisations to embrace

You're a charity! What next?

Our information on running your organisation Now that you’re up and running as a charity, we can offer,next depends on what kind of services you're providing, who you're working with and what you want to achieve,have a vital role in setting the direction of your organisation and making sure you're on track to achieve,Governance check-up tool, giving you bespoke guidance on what your board needs to doTemplates, model policies,Network, for the latest news and networking Employing staff and creating a healthy workplace culture Our

SCVO supply partner selection process

One way we support SCVO members to achieve their ambitions is by partnering with suppliers who can offer,income from all our partners.,Partner has a defined complaints procedurePartner has a defined customer service and after sales support policy,It is the responsibility of our members to discuss their requirements with our supply partners to ensure,surveys from those who have used the service Monthly review of complaint register To find out more or ask about

Get involved

Collaborate with us and our members to develop and promote voluntary sector policy perspectives for Scotland