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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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Charities face staff and volunteer crisis 

in demand for their core services and activities over the six waves of the tracker.,that can be undertaken by volunteer involving organisations include ensuring that volunteer expense policies,The Scottish Third Sector Tracker is a growing research community made up of representatives from third,ENDS Notes for editors: An Executive Summary of the Scottish Third Sector Tracker’s First Phase of research,can be found here:

SCVO's policy and influencing progress in 2023

SCVO's policy and public affairs team braced ourselves for a busy start to the year – you may recall ,Alongside these issues, we've had to respond to various regulatory policies; the Charities Bill and proposals,Here's a glimpse into what we've been up to in the past six months.,We've organised webinars, workshops, and meetings to develop alternative policy proposals to enhance,understanding and sparked collaborations, including with the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), which hosted an insightful

Study to examine voluntary action during Covid-19

A major new research project is set to examine how communities responded to the outbreak of the pandemic

Armed forces charities in decline

​Study shows charities serving armed forces personnel are up against tough operating conditions

New report reveals concerns charity reserve usage is “unsustainable”

The latest findings from the Scottish Third Sector Tracker have been released.

SCVO submission to the Law Family Commission on Civil Society

contribution to the economy, and research on the impact of the pandemic on the Scottish voluntary sector,Research-based charities have crucial insights to contribute to social, economic, and environmental discussions,Question Eight Can you point us towards data, research or insights from past work or other countries,The latest primary research conducted by SCVO is the Third Sector Forecast, 2019.,timely insights into how the sector is experiencing current and future challenges.

Renewing Scotland’s full potential in a digital world

The education has to be there, with clear policies and pathways in place.”,Over 200 voluntary sector leaders have completed our six-month Senior Leaders’ Programme.,While we have not held dedicated workshops on the theme of the Digital Strategy, real-time insights from,But we can draw a number of insights from the first 9 months: Voluntary sector organisations of all sizes,complete and resilientVoluntary organisations did not have time or capacity to conduct their own digital research

Coronavirus and its impact on the Scottish Voluntary Sector: a review of literature

As we can see from the research included in this paper, the main themes emerging from the sector between,These themes are echoed and added to by research from ACOSVO and Inspiring Scotland, as well as sub-sector,There are now six reports available on their website.,The latest, week six, covers the period 22nd- 26th June.,

SCVO response - Long-Term Financial Sustainability of Local Government

However, whilst these examples help to provide an insight into what can be achieved for communities through,It is disappointing to hear anecdotally, six years on, that many in the sector are still facing the same,View the latest sector stats SCVO’s policy works to ensure that the needs and concerns of the third sector,By acting as an authoritative and trusted voice for the sector, SCVO’s policy and research output is,Further details about SCVO’s policy and research can be found at Contact

Local funding survey

At a time when we are still (ostensibly, six years on from the Christie Commission on public service,of the findings that will follow, in order to provide an idea of the kind of challenges which this research,Yet these are just some of the insights to be gained from this report.,Jenny Bloomfield, Policy Officer, Spring 2017 Introduction to the data The third sector is diverse, working,thanks to all those who took the time to respond to the survey directly, and/or to follow up with our policy

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