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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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Both statuatory and independent funders will soon be asking about charities' envrionmental impact. Make sure you're ready. Read more
Each year at the beginning of September, the Scottish Government delivers its Programme for Government, a set of actions that the government will take over the next year to progress its priorities. Specifically, the programme includes, legislation, spending, policy initiatives... Read more
Jonathan Mail explains why the Scottish Government's Circular Economy Bill presents an opportunity for charity retail Read more
Today the SCDI published the report and recommendations from the The Business Purpose Commission for Scotland. As a member of the Commission, I found the discussion fascinating in exploring the role of the public, private and voluntary sectors in delivering economic, social and... Read more
Purpose is key to work-place satisfaction and the reason why people chose to work in the charity sector. Charities don’t have a monopoly on purpose though, staff across all sectors are motivated by the idea they are making the world a better place. In fact 83% of Millennial... Read more
SCVO will continue to work with TSIs and partners in the Scottish and UK Governments, as well as COSLA on these issues Read more
The Circular Economy bill will present opportunities and challenges for third sector organisations. Michael Cook explains what its about. 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
The climate crisis seems less important than the cost of living crisis but the two are inter-linked, says Susan Smith Read more
Foundation Scotland has been exploring the role of funders in tackling the root cause of problems rather than paying for lots of sticking plasters Read more