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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.

Kyrstie Brown

Policy Assistant

Policy and Campaigns

Latest posts by Kyrstie Brown

Community Wealth Building (CWB) became a buzzword in 2021 when the Scottish Government revealed plans to introduce CWB legislation in the current parliamentary session. The vision for Scotland’s future, set out in the Programme for Government 2021-22 and the National Strategy for... Read more

Last year, the temporary debanking of Nigel Farage sparked a public discussion around access to banking. Questions around who should have access to banking, and the consequences of losing access, permeated public discourse. The situation brought much needed media attention to... Read more

In this blog, Kyrstie Brown shares 5 lessons she has learned from over 20 years of SCVO's policy network. Read more

About our response The past few years have been a whirlwind of escalating crises. The climate crisis, COVID pandemic, and the cost-of-living crisis have heightened existing inequalities, and the unequal impact of these crises mean the most marginalised and vulnerable communities... Read more

The Scottish Government’s Building Community Wealth in Scotland consultation was launched at the start of the year and seeks to legislate on the delivery of a wellbeing economy in Scotland. SCVO are responding to the consultation and are seeking views from the sector on what this... Read more

Banks are supposed to provide essential services that enable voluntary and community groups to run their organisations, deliver vital services, and safeguard money received from donors, grants and fundraising. However, the reality is that many of these services are increasingly... Read more

A rundown of what the team has been up to and what’s ahead in each area of interest for SCVO.  Read more