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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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Transforming the economy

economy develops to ensure voluntary organisations have opportunities to demonstrate their role as economic,actors and influence decision-making in this area.,Current areas of focus We help decision makers across sectors understand the invaluable economic contribution,Related briefings & policy papers The latest transforming the economy briefings and policy papers from,the policy team.


We will ensure voluntary organisations have opportunities to demonstrate their role as economic actors,Read more Latest briefings & policy reports The latest briefings and policy reports from SCVO.,Read more Policy network SCVO’s Policy Network connects voluntary sector professionals in Scotland with,an interest in policy and public affairs.,Policy network Meet the team Kyrstie Brown Leads our Policy Network and has responsibility for banking

SCVO Annual Review 2020-21

We have worked in partnership with Scottish Government on the pandemic response as well as on policy,the Skills for Work portal in partnership with the Open University and the Scottish Local Authorities Economic,Policy Insights into our policy work and how we have worked to support and advocate for the sector We,Our Policy team identified six key areas of focus for our policy work: CoronavirusEconomic actorEuropeEmployerPartnershipsRegulation

Tory government's aid for trade policy is an attack on the world's poor

New strategy paper underlines an approach "as old as empire", say campaigners

Yes to a Scottish lobbying bill

The influence that some industries seem to have over public policy should be of concern to us all.

Hollywood actor calls in at Edinburgh community organisations

Michael Sheen is visiting groups across the UK who work together to deliver a stronger social economy

Exploring the economic potential of the voluntary sector

Important new series of articles launched

Coalition calls for charities and social enterprises to transform Scotland's economy

A coalition of third sector bodies is calling for the membership of the Scottish Government’s Council for Economic Transformation

Who’s the fairest of them all? The power of interdependence in our society 

We must reframe how the voluntary sector is characterised to reflect its social and economic contributions more accurately

Scotland’s Spending Review: same old same old for the third sector, or worse?

Paul Bradley questions the Scottish Government's direction of travel over its commitment to the country's voluntary sector

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