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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.

Allan Young

Latest posts by Allan Young

About our submission SCVO welcomes the opportunity to respond to the consultation on the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review. Our submission is split into two parts: a summary of our response and our full response. Our submission draws on evidence from: Recent... Read more

Download a PDF version of this paper. Overview The Scottish Government has published a ‘consultative framework document’ on its forthcoming Scottish Resource Spending Review. Resource Spending is the spending on day-to-day running costs of government programmes and administration... Read more

Are you involved in procurement already or looking to learn more about it? Then register now and come along to our procurement webinar on 24 November, 3-4pm. Featuring an expert panel, this is a great chance to learn more and ask important questions on what’s working well and... Read more

SCVO-response-to-EHRCJDownload About us The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector. We champion the sector, provide services, and debate big issues. Along with our community of 2,600+ members, we... Read more

As we look to restrictions lifting this summer, much talk has rightly been on rebuilding the economy. Yet a quick look at Scottish Government’s new Council for Economic Transformation shows the Scottish voluntary sector is often being overlooked in these conversations. Our policy... Read more

SCVO Response to Accounts Commission 2021Download Overview The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) welcomes the invitation to respond to the Accounts Commission’s consultation on priorities. The Scottish voluntary sector encompasses an estimated 40,00... Read more

Per year, around £12.6bn is spent in Scotland, £290bn across the UK, and approximately £1.3tn across the 48 countries the UK recently signed an agreement with. What am I talking about? Procurement of course! Everyone’s favourite after (online) dinner topic. Well maybe not quite... Read more

SCVO response to the call for views on procurement (PDF version)Download SCVO response to the call for views on procurement SCVO has responded to the call from the Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee’s for views on the post-legislative scrutiny of the Procurement Reform... Read more

SCVO Access to Community Facilities BriefingDownload Introduction Having access to community facilities play an invaluable role for all of us, providing a space for sport, drama, youth support and a whole host of other activities, bringing people together and enriching our lives... Read more

February 2020 The Future Delivery of Social Care in Scotland Our Position SCVO believes that the contribution of the voluntary sector to health and social care is significantly undervalued and that this is holding back progress on improving people’s outcomes and experiences. In... Read more