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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.

Beth Mukushi

Head of Support Services

Support Services

Gathering Extra: What you need to know

What  The Gathering is the biggest voluntary sector event in the UK. Over two days SCVO hosts 2000+ people with a programme of...  Read more

Growing climate confidence: But what can I do?

In this blog, Beth Mukushi discusses the steps that can be taken to grow your climate confidence.  Read more

Diversity and the Scottish Charity Awards

Last week we announced the shortlist of organisations and individuals nominated for the Scottish Charity Awards 2023. To reach this point, a...  Read more

Good Governance Checkup launch in Trustees' Week

I’ve been involved in the voluntary sector for my whole life. I’ve benefited from services, I’ve raised money and I’ve been fortunate...  Read more

Beyond Level Zero

Scotland is now ‘Beyond level 0’. The external rules that restricted face to face activity have more or less ended.  ...  Read more

Restarting services safely

Last Tuesday we heard the First Minister sounding more hopeful than she had in quite a while. I clicked off the briefing expecting to be...  Read more

Coronavirus restrictions: understanding the 5 tier system

Changing goalposts  Responding to the coronavirus pandemic has  left voluntary sector organisations to...  Read more

Recovering from lockdown- guidance to guide us

As lockdown eases, we are all having to take responsibility. The advice we are following is increasingly nuanced, and our personal...  Read more

Not more content. Smarter content.

We have all had to scramble over the past eight weeks. For many of us this has meant producing new content in a bit of a panic. ...  Read more

CATS fund – Digital Accelerator

Overview: There are an estimated 788,000 unpaid carers in Scotland, including 44,000 carers under the age of 18. A network of over 6...  Read more