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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.

Get involved

We work with a wide range of voluntary organisations to make sure we really understand the environment voluntary organisations in Scotland operate in and the effect of this on the work of the sector.  

Collaborate with our team to develop voluntary sector policy perspectives for Scotland. 

Current opportunities

Policy

You can very easily arrange a 30-minute catch-up with our Policy and Public Affairs Manager (Paul Bradley) to discuss SCVO's policy and influencing work.

Schedule a catch-up

Funding and procurement

Our funding and procurement team are interested in learning from organisations that receive public sector funding. We would like to understand your experiences to inform our policy for the 2023/24 Scottish Budget and our wider influencing activity during the cost-of-living crisis.

You can share your views by contacting our policy lead, Sheghley Ogilvie, at sheghley.ogilvie@scvo.scot.

Partnerships with the public sector

Our partnerships with the public sector team are interested in your experience of working with public sector.

You can share your views by contacting our policy lead, Rachel Le Noan, at rachel.lenoan@scvo.scot.

Future regulation

Our future regulation team are busy preparing plans for engagement on a number of issues we expect to see activity on in the coming months, including access to banking, changes to Scottish charity law and a potential expansion of Freedom of Information legislation.

If you would like and informal chat about the recently published Charities (Regulation and Administration) (Scotland) Bill, contact our policy lead, Jason Henderson, at jason.henderson@scvo.scot.

If you would like to get involved with SCVO's work on the recently launched consultations on a Freedom of Information Reform Bill and access to information, contact Paul Bradley, at paul.bradley@scvo.scot.

You can get involved in our work on access to banking by contacting Kyrstie Brown, at kyrstie.brown@scvo.scot.

Our networks

Our Policy Network and Intermediaries Network connect people within the voluntary sector and offer opportunities to share your views with our team. Contact Kyrstie Brown, at Kyrstie.brown@scvo.scot, if you are interested in joining.

Research

SCVO and partners are collecting views from representatives from voluntary organisations through the Scottish Third Sector Tracker. To find out more visit the Scottish Third Sector Tracker webpage.

Campaigns

Our current and upcoming campaigns include, the Social Economy Pledge, Never More Needed, and the Climate Scotland campaign.

Members

You can find out more about our teams offer to members, including our Policy Network, on the Membership benefits page.

Events

Our events can be found on the Policy and Research events page.

Last modified on 30 November 2022
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