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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.

Rachel Le Noan

Policy and Public Affairs Officer at SCVO

Policy and Campaigns

Recognising the voluntary sector's vital role in our economy

Last week brought another Spring Budget – and it all felt a bit like Groundhog Day, didn’t it? Pre-election giveaways caught the headlines...  Read more

What next for Levelling Up?

If it now feels that the political conversation on Levelling Up has moved on, last week was a reminder that funding is still being...  Read more

Strengthening Scotland’s Voice in Europe

Rachel Le Noan blogs on the importance of the voluntary sector's voice in Europe, and how you can have your say. As daily news reminds...  Read more

Letter to Neil Gray MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy

SCVO has written to Neil Gray MSP following his appointment as Cabinet Secretary for Wellbeing Economy, Fair Work and Energy. Dear Mr...  Read more

Does Levelling Up have a future?

For those amongst us working to decipher the Levelling Up agenda, the past twelve months have been busy building new relationships and...  Read more

Letter to Finance & Public Administration Committee - Replacing EU Structural Funds in Scotland Inquiry

The Finance and Public Administration Committee at the Scottish Parliament has started to scrutinise what funding will replace EU...  Read more

SCVO response to the inquiry into Public Administration – Effective Scottish Government decision-making (Finance & Public Administration Committee)

Summary Over the past 18 months SCVO has worked with its members, as well as partners across local and national governments, to gather...  Read more

UK Shared Prosperity Fund – What’s next?

SCVO will continue to work with TSIs and partners in the Scottish and UK Governments, as well as COSLA on these issues  Read more

Working in partnership across sectors should be the backbone of Levelling Up

Working in partnership across sectors should be the backbone of Levelling Up. We now hope to see this outlined as a key principle in the new...  Read more

Levelling Up: Are We There Yet?

There are still many questions as to how the Levelling Up agenda will be implemented in Scotland.     Read more