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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.

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We work closely with partners on the implementation of the TCA to ensure that the Scottish voluntary sector is included, heard and understood. Irene Oldfather is SCVO’s representative on the current UK Domestic Advisory Group (DAG).  Read more

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 us, world politics and dynamics are powerful and have consequences for us all, no matter where we live. Next year won’t be an exception with... Read more

The Finance and Public Administration Committee at the Scottish Parliament has started to scrutinise what funding will replace EU Structural Funds in Scotland. SCVO and TSI Scotland Network submitted a joint letter to the committee ahead of an evidence session with Michael Gove... Read more

The UK/EU relationship is at a new stage. As the implementation of the Trade & Cooperation agreement (TCA) between the UK and the EU is now in focus, partners across Scottish civil society are keen to ensure that the Scottish voluntary sector is included, heard and understood in... 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

Scottish voluntary organisations are invited to join two new structures for civil society to engage with decision-makers on the EU/UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement The UK Government recently held a consultation on engagement with civil society on the implementation of the Trade... Read more

Contributors to this report are: • Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) • Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) • Inclusion Scotland • Human Rights Consortium Scotland • Engender • Scottish Environment LINK • Citizens’ Rights Project • Scottish... Read more

WCVA NICVA NCVO SCVO Consultation-Response-Civil-Society-Engagement-on-the-TCA-1-1Download Please direct any queries to:Charles Whitmore – and Lilla Farkas – lfarkas@wcva.cymruConsultation on Government engagement with business and civil society groups on... Read more

This is it, this time it is for real. When I come back to the (home) office after the Christmas break, Brexit will be the new reality for me… and you. As I write, many questions remain unanswered, including as to whether or not there will be a deal. Also, let’s face it, in the... Read more

As some of you with long memories might remember, the UK once voted to leave the European Union. Yes, way back in June 2016 Britain took back control, cut the cord from Brussels and stepped out into a world of unimaginable free trade riches. Except, that’s not exactly what... Read more

At the end of last year SCVO ran its first pilot to test out our new innovative e-learning platform that we’ve developed with organisations from four other European countries - Ireland, Finland, Latvia and Estonia. The Project – SCOPE, is funded by ERASMUS+, the European... Read more