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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.

Jordan Ogg

Former Communications Officer at SCVO

Successful applications to the Community Capacity & Resilience Fund phase two We're pleased to announce that 68 organisations across Scotland will be supported to deliver services and projects that help mitigate the effects of welfare reform, combat inequality, promote social... Read more

Leaders from across Scotland’s third sector have come together with a rallying call for all the nation's charities and voluntary organisations to commit to seizing the opportunities presented by new technology and the internet. Over the last six months, 19 senior charity leaders... Read more

#RightApproach Resource Bank This page provides useful links and resources about human rights in Scotland and the wider UK, including news sources, government bodies and organisations promoting rights. Equally Ours Campaign The Equality and Diversity Forum’s ‘Equally Ours... Read more

Synopsis Scottish Fundraising Working Group June 2016 Foreword Scotland’s charity sector is a critical component of our civic society. The impact of charitable fundraising every day, in every community across Scotland, is genuinely life changing. It is, however, not without its... Read more

From the ‘Valuing third sector’ section We have made significant investment in and promoted the role of the third sector, social enterprises and volunteers. The sector plays an important role and we want to increase and encourage it to grow its influence. We will take steps to... Read more

1 April 2016 The Scottish Fundraising Working Group, convened by SCVO, has developed three options for a new charity fundraising regulatory system in Scotland. The group is seeking views throughout spring 2016 on the best direction to take. The online survey closed (closed 3... Read more

11 February 2016 The clause The UK Cabinet Office has issued guidelines to prohibit organisations in receipt of grant funding from all UK departments from influencing government or parliament. The wording of the clause is: “The following costs are not Eligible Expenditure... Read more

Introduction SCVO is working with Scottish Government to support third sector organisations operating both nationally and on the frontline as they help people and communities affected by welfare policy changes. This briefing shares some of the intelligence and insights we are... Read more

The third sector in Scotland employs an estimated 138,000 people (headcount) or 83,350 Full Time Equivalent workers. This equates to 5.6% of the Scottish workforce. 27% of regulated third sector organisations employ staff. Number of regulated voluntary organisations with... Read more

Lobbying (Scotland) Bill – Stage 1 SCVO Briefing 5 January 2016 Key points: To ensure diverse views are still encouraged at Parliament and the voice of smaller third sector organisations is not lost, we urge MSPs to ensure that the Lobbying Bill remains light touch If the... Read more