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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 Work

Fair Work for the voluntary sector workforce is an SCVO priority.  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

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

SCVO response to the Scottish Parliament Economy and Fair Work Committee's consultation on Assessing the impact of the Procurement Reform Act About our submission We have undertaken substantial scoping work and engagement with voluntary organisations to inform our position on... 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 Rights Committee... Read more

Back in 2015, SCVO and TFN surveyed around 1,000 sector workers about their experiences working in the voluntary sector. Eight years, four UK prime ministers, two referendums and a pandemic later, it was high time for a refresh. Last month GCVS and the Scottish Centre for... Read more

Context Scotland has exemplary commitments to becoming a Fair Work Nation and has clear guidance in place on what “fair work” means. The five pillars of Fair Work are: Effective voice Respect Opportunity Fulfillment Security Scotland’s third sector is supportive of these... 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 Fair Funding, a long-term, flexible, sustainable, and accessible... Read more