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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.

Policy reports

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Summary SCVO welcomed the Scottish Government commitment to deliver ‘Fairer Funding’ by 2026 in the Policy Prospectus, New leadership - A fresh start, but there was little action on that in the Budget. Our sector continues to face unprecedented pressures. Delivering Fair Funding... Read more

SCVO were invited to give evidence to the Finance and Public Administration Committee on the 9th of January 2024 as part of the Committee’s scrutiny of the 2024-25 Scottish budget. SCVO were also invited to suggest key issues that the Committee should be made aware of. For SCVO... Read more

The problem Action is urgently needed in the 2024/2025 Scottish Budget to secure the voluntary sector’s essential services. The cost-of-living crisis continues to squeeze voluntary organisations – with demand for services increasing, costs rising, and financial uncertainty... Read more

The Problem Scotland's voluntary sector is an employer, a partner, and a vital social and economic actor which employs over 135,000 paid staff and works with more than 1.2 million volunteers to support people and communities across Scotland. The Scottish Government’s policy... Read more

About our response SCVO welcomes the opportunity to give evidence to the Social Justice and Social Security Committee ahead of the 2024/25 Scottish Budget. Our submission draws on evidence from: SCVO’s engagement with the Social Justice and Social Security Committee... Read more

About our response SCVO welcomes the opportunity to respond to questions 5 and 7 of the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee. Our submission draws on evidence from: SCVO’s engagement with the Committee and its predecessor, the Equalities and Human Rights Committee... Read more

Context Scotland has exemplary commitments to becoming a Fair Work Nation and has clear guidance in place on what “fair work” means. The five pillars of Fair Work are: Effective voice Respect Opportunity Fulfillment Security Scotland’s third sector is supportive of these... Read more

SCVO welcomes the opportunity to respond to questions 12, 16 and 17 of the Finance and Public Administration Committee’s pre-budget scrutiny. Our submission draws on evidence from: SCVO’s engagement with the Finance and Public Administration Committee. Parliamentary records and... Read more

Our proposals for the Programme for Government 2023/2024 cover three areas: Delivering Fair Funding by 2026 Transparent voluntary sector fundingCharity regulation for a modern voluntary sector. This paper focuses on bringing transparency to Scottish Government’s funding of the... Read more

Our proposals for the Programme for Government 2023/2024 cover three areas: Delivering Fair Funding by 2026 Transparent voluntary sector fundingCharity regulation for a modern voluntary sector. This paper focuses on Fair Funding, a long-term, flexible, sustainable, and accessible... Read more