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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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Make Renting Right

Over the past 10 years, the charity has campaigned for and worked towards positive changes across the,Graeme Brown, director at Shelter Scotland, said: “We have always engaged with private renting policy,Brown continued: “We built a well-evidenced case for reform, through research, policy papers, public,Shelter Scotland ran its Making Renting Right campaign during the legislative process, building support,Politicians from all parties were urged to sign up to the campaign and their photos published on the

Host an event

We welcome event ideas on any topic, but areas that have been popular with delegates in the past have,Supporting peopleSessions covering the key policies and practices that help staff, volunteers and people,We're looking for examples of positive policy and campaigning work, but also keen to take a deeper look,In the past we've offered opportunities to try out fit bikes, mindfulness and crafting opportunities,


About Over the past year Scotland’s voluntary sector has been never more needed and never more stretched,That’s why SCVO is part of the UK-wide #NeverMoreNeeded campaign - to help remind government, funders,Scouts Scotland and Maryhill Integration Network any many other organisations to create a film for the campaign,Scotland's voluntary sector Members of the public How members of the public can support the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign,Download social media assets Watch our campaign webinars and events

SCVO Annual Review 2020-21

Challenges A note of the challenges our organisation has faced over the past 12 months.,An overview of partnership projects and campaigns SCVO has been involved with in 2020/21.,Our Never More Needed campaign has spotlighted the contribution voluntary organisations are making on,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

SCVO Impact Report 2022/23

In the past year, we’ve been at the heart of supporting the sector through the running costs crisis as,payslips processed Around £126m paid via SCVO’s BACS Approved Bureau Good governance work Over the past,Our policy team were dedicated to building important relationships with key policy-makers to make sure,SCVO policy-driven interactions 19 SCVO policy briefings and consultation responses 5 committee appearances,The new #EssentialSector campaign started development, ready to launch in late 2023.

Cost of living & the #RunningCostsCrisis

Information & advice When your budgets are tight and your future feels uncertain, making sure your policies,collaborative working How to make the most of your funding, and find new sources How to look after your staff Policy,paper on the need for Fair Funding has led the Scottish Government to commit to fairer funding in its Policy,You can keep an eye on our events and training here: Events & training - SCVO We wanted to share our past,Scottish Government cost of living crisis campaign gives information for individuals on help available

Meet the trainers

Anne has been providing training for SCVO for the past 7 years, covering topics such as volunteering,,Along with his brilliant team, Lawrence is highly experienced in developing campaigns that pack a punch,She has been delivering iterations of All Things Financial for SCVO for a long time now; financial policies,Over the past 8 years as a consultant she has worked with international, UK and Scottish charities, mostly,As part of the Challenges Group, Shaun has partnered with SCVO over the past 5 years to deliver Accredited

The Gathering 2023 round-up

organisations as equal partners.In his underlining of the work done by voluntary organisations over the past,during the Covid-19 pandemic, the First Minister said: “There’s been incredibly difficult times over the past,sector organisations that are here are the ones who shone through.”Following his address, SCVO’s head of policy,and what needs to happen' Building a cash-first future: can we make food banks history in Scotland Campaigners,The #EssentialSector campaign is spearheaded by a group of organisations who believe more needs to be

White working-class neighbourhoods: Common themes and policy suggestions

suggests how issues of white identity can be better understood and makes recommendations for policy and,Residents often claim that things were better in the past. ? ?Estatism?,This can result in lowered self-esteem and reluctance to participate in community campaigns. ?

SCVO response to pre-budget scrutiny 2023/24: the sector's role in reducing inequalities & alleviating poverty

membership support, and information).Parliamentary records and Scottish Government publications.SCVO policy,Years Delivering Change details, the voluntary sector in Scotland has also been at the forefront of campaigning,Organisations across Scotland have campaigned for unemployment benefits to align closely with lost earnings,reducing and alleviating poverty across Scotland, providing direct and indirect support and extensive campaigning,face The operating environment in which the voluntary sector works has changed significantly over the past

Get involved

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