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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 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As we moved out of peak Covid with its lockdowns and social distancing and into more of a recovery phase, the key financial trends based on our analysis of charity data for the period 2021-22 show a sector slowly returning to normal. Last year we pulled out six highlights for the... Read more

Summary The current situation for voluntary organisations is worse than pre-pandemic, or even during the pandemic. This is because, just as voluntary organisations were at a low ebb post-pandemic, they were hit with the cost of living crisis, which has seen them facing a perfect... Read more

The figures below are from SCVO’s Sector Stats 2022. As well as an overview of the latest key stats we’ve taken a more in-depth look into six highlights. Most charity accounts analysed for the Sector Stats 2022 covered the period April 2020 to March 2021 and show the financial... Read more

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government Shona Robison MSP to highlight concerns over the recent announcement of the Scottish Budget for 2022-23 - you can view SCVO’s Chief... Read more

SCVO briefing to the Scottish Parliament's Social Justice and Social Security Committee ahead of appearing at committee on 9 December 2021. About this submission The turbulence of the pandemic has exposed how important it is for Scotland's voluntary sector to be adaptable and... Read more

Wave one - Summer 2021 The Scottish Third Sector Tracker is a community of third sector organisations based in Scotland. This large and inclusive community of organisations share their experiences and challenges in a quarterly survey. The information gathered from the community... Read more

Scotland is in danger of prioritising an outdated approach to economic recovery over the wellbeing of people and the environment. A coalition of third sector bodies is calling for the membership of the Scottish Government’s Council for Economic Transformation, which is due to... Read more

As we look to restrictions lifting this summer, much talk has rightly been on rebuilding the economy. Yet a quick look at Scottish Government’s new Council for Economic Transformation shows the Scottish voluntary sector is often being overlooked in these conversations. Our policy... Read more

In the first of a series of blogs on our policy work, Head of Policy Kirsten Hogg reflects on our work and achievements over the last year. It’s that time of year again, when pulling together your annual review gives you a moment to draw breath and consider the year just past. In... Read more

June 2021 SCVO Briefing Scottish Government Economic Recovery Debate June 2021Download Summary The voluntary sector’s huge role in Scotland’s economy extends well beyond the 100,000+ people it employs and an annual turnover of over £6 billion.The Scottish voluntary sector works... Read more