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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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Charity calls for national shopping service for Scotland

Food Train says such a service would provide consistency across the country

Loneliness on rise in Scotland as over half of people continue to restrict socialising

The overwhelming majority of Scots (84 per cent) agree that loneliness is still a problem now even though restrictions have lifted.

Daily coronavirus roundup for third sector Tuesday 30 June

News from the sector on the pandemic #NeverMoreNeeded

Calls to simplify Gift Aid

Charities miss out on more than £500 million every year in unclaimed Gift Aid

Radical wellbeing-focused redesign of Scottish Government ‘key to post-Covid renewal’

wellbeing budgeting to improve lives for children as part of a radical systems change in the wake of the coronavirus

Leading animal charities unite to work closer

The groups will employ a user-centred approach

Charity calls for urgent action to improve support for people who self-harm

Samaritans Scotland is calling for a new national strategy to improve understanding of self-harm and strengthen support for those affected

Struggling families hit hardest by lockdown

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's annual flagship report reveals the issues millions of families face across the UK

Westminster must give voluntary sector the support it needs to flourish

Alison Thewliss is asking the Chancellor to temporarily raise Gift Aid to deliver a much-needed financial boost to organisations

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