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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.

Posts tagged Budget

Summary SCVO welcomed the Scottish Government commitment to deliver ‘Fairer Funding’ by 2026 in the Policy Prospectus, New leadership - A fresh start, but there was little action on that in the Budget. Our sector continues to face unprecedented pressures. Delivering Fair Funding... Read more
SCVO were invited to give evidence to the Finance and Public Administration Committee on the 9th of January 2024 as part of the Committee’s scrutiny of the 2024-25 Scottish budget. SCVO were also invited to suggest key issues that the Committee should be made aware of. For SCVO... Read more
Last month First Minister Humza Yousaf joined colleagues across the voluntary sector at SCVO’s annual conference, The Gathering, where he shared that Fairer, multi-year funding for the sector was on the horizon. As part of the Scottish Budget process, he offered the voluntary... Read more
The problem Action is urgently needed in the 2024/2025 Scottish Budget to secure the voluntary sector’s essential services.   The cost-of-living crisis continues to squeeze voluntary organisations – with demand for services increasing, costs rising, and financial... Read more
The Problem Scotland's voluntary sector is an employer, a partner, and a vital social and economic actor which employs over 135,000 paid staff and works with more than 1.2 million volunteers to support people and communities across Scotland. The Scottish Government’s policy... Read more
About our response SCVO welcomes the opportunity to give evidence to the Social Justice and Social Security Committee ahead of the 2024/25 Scottish Budget. Our submission draws on evidence from:  SCVO’s engagement with the Social Justice and Social Security Committee... Read more
About our response SCVO welcomes the opportunity to respond to questions 5 and 7 of the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee. Our submission draws on evidence from:  SCVO’s engagement with the Committee and its predecessor, the Equalities and Human... Read more
SCVO welcomes the opportunity to respond to questions 12, 16 and 17 of the Finance and Public Administration Committee’s pre-budget scrutiny.  Our submission draws on evidence from:  SCVO’s engagement with the Finance and Public Administration Committee. Parliamentary... Read more
Each year at the beginning of September, the Scottish Government delivers its Programme for Government (PfG), a set of actions that the government will take over the next year to progress its priorities.   Specifically, the programme will include the legislation... Read more
Our proposals for the Programme for Government 2023/2024 cover three areas:   Delivering Fair Funding by 2026 Transparent voluntary sector fundingCharity regulation for a modern voluntary sector. This paper focuses on bringing transparency to Scottish Government’s funding... Read more