Find guidance and funding to help your organisation respond to the crisis
During 2020/21, the impact of coronavirus on the voluntary sector in Scotland will be a key focus for our research and policy work.
We will use this page to collate our latest blogs, briefings, and position papers, and to update on opportunities for you to help shape our work in this area.
You can also help us to keep this page up to date with the latest research on the impact of coronavirus on voluntary organisations and the people/communities they work with, which we are collating in our Evidence Library.
All of our work in this area is based on experiences and ideas that we’ve heard from voluntary organisations. Check back for future opportunities to contribute your views.
Catch up on our webinar with the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government (26 May 2020).
The Evidence Library is a resource for anyone interested in the voluntary sector in Scotland. Managed by SCVO, the library signposts to research and evidence produced by, or on, the voluntary sector. For further information email: email@example.com.
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This plan from the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) sets out their vision for a Green Recovery from the COVID-19 crisis with a call for the Scottish and UK governments to deliver an ambitious ‘green stimulus’ to kick-start the economy, create new green jobs an… hits Read more
This paper, commissioned by The Scottish Community Alliance, is based on interviews with nine community led organisations across Scotland, all facing different challenges, and all playing a pivotal role in responding to the covid-19 pandemic. The research finds that community… hits Read more
This briefing gives an overview of the financial profile of the regulated Scottish voluntary sector in 2018, giving us a baseline for understanding sector funding and assets pre- and post-Coronavirus. It covers Scottish charities, housing associations and credit unions. All the d… hits Read more
In order to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of coronavirus on the Third Sector, the TSI Scotland Network carried out a national survey over a two-month period with community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, as well as the people and communities in wh… hits Read more
The sixth briefing from IVAR captures the experiences of 31 charities between 12 May and 2 June through online support sessions, and reflections on the questions and opportunities for funders that this raises. Four preoccupations continue to be front of mind for VCSE leaders:… hits Read more
This report from the British Red Cross finds that the Covid-19 crisis has made loneliness worse, with some people more affected than others. Life after lockdown draws on findings from a collection of national-level polling, interviews and evaluations from British Red Cross se… hits Read more
This report from the Institute of Fundraising draws on the findings of a survey carried out between 30th April to the 25th May 2020. It should be noted that respondents are more likely to be larger charities, located in London and the south of England, working at a national and i… hits Read more
This report from the MS Society highlights the issues people living with MS have been facing during the Coronavirus pandemic and how the Society have been able to support them. The results follow a survey conducted with 181 people on the UK MS Register. The report finds that… hits Read more
This report looks at how community organisations reacted and adapted to the challenges of the crisis. It highlights the vital role that community organisations have played in meeting community need and supporting people during the Covid-19 crisis, as they are often quickest to mo… hits Read more
This paper summarises the responses to the Local Government and Communities Committee’s call to Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) to submit views on the Scottish Government’s Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF). The Committee received 17 submissions from TSIs across Scotland, as… hits Read more