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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.

Anna Fowlie

Chief Executive at Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations


Diversity on boards: What charities can do

In this blog Anna Fowlie discusses what charities can do to increase diversity on boards.  Read more

Letter to Richard Lochhead MSP - Fair Work

On 19 January 2023, SCVO wrote to Richard Lochhead MSP, Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work to outline the key...  Read more

Trustees' Week 2022: Thriving in challenging times

Resilience is the word of the moment, and that’s something trustees need in spades! Because they’re doing it in their own time, as...  Read more

Living Wage: A small step towards supporting people through the current crisis

The Living Wage shouldn’t be an aspiration or a ceiling – it’s the bare minimum anyone should expect.    Read more

UK Shared Prosperity Fund: What does it mean for Scotland's voluntary sector?

Last week, the UK Government launched its long-awaited UK Shared Prosperity Fund prospectus. But what does it mean for us in Scotland’s...  Read more

Words and intentions matter: Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformation

It won’t address poverty and inequalities, which are the biggest draining effect on our country’s economic and social wellbeing  Read more

National Outcomes – more than a nice graphic?

Full disclosure – I’m a fan of the National Performance Framework. I like the simplicity of setting out the kind of country Scotland...  Read more

The new EU/UK relationship – this is your chance to have a say

We know that charities, social enterprises and community groups make Scotland a better place, and that’s why SCVO’s ...  Read more

After Community Jobs Scotland – where next for voluntary sector employers?

After celebrating the 10,000th job created by Community Jobs Scotland, I’m writing this piece with a heavy heart.  The scheme has been a...  Read more

What does Fair Work mean for the voluntary sector?

I’m really excited to be joining the Fair Work Convention, taking over from Henry Simmons of Alzheimer’s Scotland.  Henry has...  Read more