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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.

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This case study is part of a series of work undertaken by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) looking into the funding situation of Scottish voluntary organisations. In this paper, we draw upon the experiences of voluntary sector intermediaries to shine a... Read more
Andrew Williams is environmental projects co-ordinator for CEMVO Scotland.  Read more
To mark Scotland’s Climate Week 2022, we caught up with Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC, our Climate Conscious winner at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards. Hear from Sean Kerr, director at Sustainable Thinking Scotland to learn about their important contributions to a net... Read more
The Living Wage shouldn’t be an aspiration or a ceiling – it’s the bare minimum anyone should expect.   Read more
The UK/EU relationship is at a new stage. As the implementation of the Trade & Cooperation agreement (TCA) between the UK and the EU is now in focus, partners across Scottish civil society are keen to ensure that the Scottish voluntary sector is included, heard and understood in... Read more
“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
Summer 2022 has been like no other, dominated by excessive heat, drought, and what we have all learnt is the wrong type of rain. The political climate has fared little better, paralysed by a leadership contest while energy costs and inflation spiral. Despite the increasingly... Read more
SCVO ran a Greener Gathering this year - find out more about what was involved and what it achieved Read more
Graham McQueen on funding for charities to encourage more active travel Read more