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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.

Jamie Flaherty

It has now been eight months since The Gathering 2020, where SCVO launched its Manifesto for the Future and it is fair to say that the world looks very different now. By way of a short reminder, the Manifesto was developed by SCVO’s Policy Forum, a group comprised of a diverse... Read more

Download a PDF of this paperDownload About SCVO 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 2,000+ members... Read more

Our position SCVO were pleased to see the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery’s (AGER) report note the importance of the voluntary sector where it called upon the Scottish Government to take action to protect the capacity and financial sustainability of our sector. Notably we... Read more

Scotland’s Advisory Group for Economic Recovery for Scotland published a report last month which paid tribute to the country’s voluntary sector and noted that action was required to protect the capacity and financial sustainability of the sector. Voluntary organisations have... Read more

View a PDF version of SCVO’s full consultation response Our position SCVO and our members believe that the replacement fund’s priorities should be set at a devolved level, within the Scottish Government. The replacement should look to tackle inequalities, improve human rights and... Read more

The Manifesto for the Future, produced by the SCVO Policy Forum, outlines a number of future-focused recommendations which aim to address some of the most profound social, economic, political and environmental changes in living memory. Scotland’s voluntary sector is already... Read more

Our position SCVO supports Monica Lennon MSP’s Private Members Bill, which is seeking to create a universal system of free access to period products throughout Scotland. The Sanitary Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Bill aims to make it a legal requirement for educational... Read more