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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

My 439 days managing the Open Government Pioneers Project

439 days. That’s how long I’ve been Project Coordinator for the Open Government Pioneers Project. It’s the longest I’ve spent in any role...  Read more

Parliament consults on Scotland’s revised National Outcomes

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been with us for well over two years, and now in our third year of action, my most recent blog...  Read more

Why Scotland’s next Open Government Action Plan matters to you!

Let’s assume that you think open government is a good idea. You’d be hard placed to find someone in Scotland who would say otherwise – open...  Read more

Is Scotland moving towards a national plan for the Sustainable Development Goals?

The pace of progress must accelerate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). That’s according to the latest report from the UN...  Read more

Sign our open letter on Scotland’s commitment to the SDGs

In 2015, the First Minister confirmed that the Scottish Government would be one of the first anywhere in the world to commit to meeting the UN...  Read more

The Global Goals: it’s time for you to get involved!

On this day in 2015, 193 UN member states gathered in New York to sign up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It’s the closest...  Read more

What does open government offer the Global Goals? (Part 3)

My role consists of promoting not just one but two multilateral agendas here in Scotland – the Sustainable Development Goals and the Open...  Read more

The Global Goals: what’s in it for you? (Part 2)

We’re all busy. Busy working on projects, policies and campaigns in the hope that they’ll make a big impact to our organisations. I’m no...  Read more

Are the Global Goals taking off in Scotland? (Part 1)

In 2015, Nicola Sturgeon confirmed that the Scottish Government would be one of the first anywhere in the world to commit to meeting the...  Read more

It's about time people were involved in government budget setting

SCVO Open Government Coordinator on why a new budget process is needed to help drive social change  Read more