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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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Scottish Third Sector Tracker

Most recent findings Wave 7 findings - Winter 2023 Waves 1-6 summary report - Spring 2023 Wave 6 findings - Spring 2023 Find out more about the tracker and see results from the previous waves Frequently Asked Questions

SCVO's work to become an anti-racist organisation

All our HR policies have been reviewed through an EDI lens, with expert help from CEMVO, and our People,Including a question about board/leadership diversity in the Third Sector Tracker research.

Wave Two Findings — Winter 2021/22

The initial findings from the second wave of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker are available here. The findings suggested that most third sector organisations continued to face challenges in the face of the pandemic. However, there had been improvement in the sector’s ability to...

Wave Five Findings — Winter 2022

The infographic summary, summary report and data tables for the fifth wave of The Scottish Third Sector Tracker are available here. Key Findings — Summary report The wave 5 summary report is available here The findings from wave five of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker suggested...


Research Find out more about SCVO's research into the impact of coronavirus on Scotland's voluntary sector

Wave Four Findings — Summer 2022

he findings from the fourth wave of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker are available now. Key findings — summary report The wave 4 summary report presented key insights into Scotland’s third sector. The report covers challenges, risings costs and the impacts on organisations and...

Policy network

About SCVO’s policy network connects voluntary sector professionals in Scotland with an interest in policy,Policy network community SCVO’s policy network has been around for over twenty years to offer the sector,Bills process, how to engage with political party manifestos, opportunities to meet political party researchers,Next policy network event Join the SCVO policy network Joining the network is an exclusive benefit we,& research activity Contact Rachel Le Noan Leads our transforming the economy work and is responsible

Useful Links & Resources

Fair Funding for the Voluntary Sector: SCVO’s policy paper setting out Fair Funding, what it entails,,Fair Funding & Fair Work: Written in partnership with the TSI Network, this policy paper sets out why,The Scottish Third Sector Tracker: A growing research community made up of representatives from organisations,Policy Briefing 1: A Scotland where we value our communities: Poverty Alliance briefing as part of Challenge

Best practice for funders

Please email the title, author, date published, web link or attachment, and a short description to research,Sharing this information will allow SCVO to produce research on coronavirus and its impact on the voluntary


Research and engagement underpin these efforts.,SCVO is carrying out a range of engagement and research initiatives connected to funding.,such as income and location, and our partnership work with stakeholders to build a Scotland-focused research,and to extract learning and solutions that might be applied elsewhere or support findings of other research,Combined, these intermediaries covered eight distinct policy areas.

Get involved

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