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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.

Paul Bradley

Former Policy & Public Affairs Manager at SCVO

SCVO and The Third Sector Interface Scotland Network have written to Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Children and Young People, to raise concerns about the delays in communicating decisions on applications to the Children, Young People, Families and Adult Learning Third Sector... Read more

SCVO, The Third Sector Employability Forum, and The Third Sector Interface Scotland Network have written to the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government to raise our concerns about the delays in communicating the outcomes of the Investing in Communities... Read more

Should voluntary organisations be designated under freedom of information (FoI) legislation if they are publicly funded and the services they deliver are of a public nature? That is the question put to you in a consultation by Katy Clark MSP, who proposes a bill to reform FoI... Read more

This briefing has been prepared by Paul Bradley (SCVO) and Sarah Latto (Volunteer Scotland) for MPs with constituencies in Scotland ahead of an in-person briefing at Portcullis House on 30 November. The briefing was sent on 14 November, three days before the UK Autumn Budget... Read more

Find out more about the evidence we have collected from voluntary organisations to develop our call for a fairer deal on funding.   Read more

SCVO commissioned an independent consultant, Arrivo Consulting, to conduct depth interviews with several of our members. The aim of the project was twofold: To deepen our understanding of the key challenges faced by third sector organisations, specifically in relation to funding... Read more

This case study is part of a series of work undertaken by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) looking into the funding situation of Scottish voluntary organisations. In this paper, we draw upon the experiences of voluntary sector intermediaries to shine a... Read more

Download the PDF version of SCVO's submission Download About our submission SCVO welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Finance and Public Administration Committee’s inquiry into the National Performance Framework (NPF). Here, we provide supplementary evidence alongside that... Read more

The Scottish Government’s consultation on its first multi-year resource spending review since 2011 closes in three weeks, on 27 March. We need to use this time to rally together to secure a spending review that delivers for Scotland’s voluntary sector. By deliver, we mean the... Read more

SCVO briefing to the Scottish Parliament: UK Shared Prosperity Fund Read more