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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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Our approach We invited SCVO's Intermediaries Network members to book a 30-minute meeting with our Policy,that receive Scottish Government funding, to inform our policy and influencing now and in the future,Combined, these intermediaries covered eight distinct policy areas.,policy issues, communicate the views of their members to policy makers, and provide a range of vital,that know their geographical areas or policy issues and can support frontline organisations with securing

Intermediaries network

What are intermediaries?,About Scotland's national intermediaries This document gives an overview of Scottish Intermediaries,,Resources Understanding intermediaries' impact Find a local Third Sector Interface SCVO Intermediaries,interest, such as evaluating and increasing impact, networking, representing members, developing shared policy,Be part of a joined-up approach to supporting voluntary action, stay in the loop on policy and funding

Scottish Government funding of voluntary organisations

A case study of voluntary sector intermediaries Insights from senior leaders of voluntary sector intermediaries

Key findings summary

In this paper, we draw upon the experiences of voluntary sector intermediaries to shine a light on how,Intermediaries are organisations whose members are primarily other voluntary sector organisations or,and networks contributing to vital policies and strategic outcomes.,from across Scotland, highlighting the impact of unfair funding on national intermediaries.,This paper focuses on the funding that intermediaries receive directly from the Scottish Government,


Find out more and join the Trustee Network Policy network Our Policy Network connects people within the,voluntary sector with an interest in policy developments and current affairs.,Find out more and join the Policy network Intermediaries network Our intermediaries network reflects,Be part of a joined-up approach to supporting voluntary action, stay in the loop on policy and funding,Find out more and join the Intermediaries network To find out more about our networks contact SCVO's

Voluntary Health Scotland (Twitter): @VHSComms We are the national voice, intermediary,We are a network of networks that includes our Health Policy Officers Network and the Scottish Community,Scotland, we work with our members and others to address health inequalities, to improve health related policy

Useful contacts

ICAS Intermediary bodies Intermediaries are umbrella bodies that support member bodies working in certain,Intermediaries network The Law Society of Scotland Provides a searchable database of lawyers in Scotland

Researching the third sector role in public policy making: challenges and opportunities

: public consultation is mandatory, increased channels of communication offer rapid easy access to policy,makers and a raft of intermediary bodies at both national and local level act as a two-way conduit for,In doing so, VHS has identified a number of challenges and opportunities facing national intermediary,In this presentation, VHS draws on its own work to explore the role of national intermediaries as researchers,in policy making.

Part E: SCVO’s role in securing progress on funding - where do we go from here?

Our conversations with intermediaries were set up with the dual aim of working with them to improve their,disseminating Scottish Government funds to the funding challenges faced not only by voluntary sector intermediaries,We asked intermediaries what they considered to be SCVO’s role in addressing the funding issues and challenges,experienced by intermediaries.,While the comments below are about SCVO’s specific work with voluntary sector intermediaries, they will

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