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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 Fair Funding

Fair Funding is a long-term, flexible, sustainable, and accessible approach to funding. Our Fair Funding calls are central to a sustainable Scottish voluntary sector.  Read more

Congratulations on your appointment as Deputy First Minister of Scotland.  I very much look forward to working with you again in this new role. Read more

Dear First Minister Congratulations on your election as First Minister of Scotland. I very much look forward to working with you again in this new role, and I am very pleased that Shirley-Anne Somerville has retained her role as Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice. We were... Read more

At SCVO, we have worked hard over the last few years, with our sector, to pull together our Fair Funding principles and asks, and to champion those within the Scottish Parliament. But as successful as that work has been thus far, we can still do much more by amplifying our calls... Read more

As any keen observer of politics will be keen to remind you, 2024 is a record year for democracy. Across the globe more people than ever will go to the polls. Here in Scotland and across the UK, it looks like we will be joining in, with a General Election slated for the second... Read more

If you don’t have the time (or the desire!) to read this blog in its entirety – just read this: we are looking for voluntary organisations who are expecting funding from the Scottish Government in the forthcoming financial year to take part in a quick and easy monthly survey for... Read more

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

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 uncertainty... Read more

Last week the Living Wage Foundation announced the real Living Wage rate would increase by 10% to £12 an hour (£13.15 in London), as inflation and cost-of-living pressure continue to have the biggest impact on low paid workers. Scotland’s voluntary sector is a major employer... Read more

Challenge Poverty Week, launched by the Poverty Alliance in 2013, is a fantastic week of events, discussion, and reflection on how we as a nation can come together and show that collective action can challenge the injustice of poverty in Scotland. Hundreds of organisations bring... Read more