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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 Running costs crisis 

Inflationary pressures impact both the voluntary sector and the communities the sector works with. We collect evidence and share actions that can create the funding security essential for a sustainable voluntary sector which can survive the running costs crisis, support people through the cost-of-living crisis, offer Fair Work, support volunteers, and deliver quality outcomes. Read more

Another day, another budget, at least that’s how I felt on Wednesday morning as I prepared for the Spring Statement. Yet, despite a glut of fiscal events over the last few months, the last UK Budget took place in October 2021, 500 days before our new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt MP... Read more

Summary Labour has recognised the need to support civil society to make an impact. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) welcomes this recognition. To support civil society, our workforce, and the people and communities we work with, Fair Work for Scotland’s... Read more

Following the Spring Statement in which the Chancellor announced over £100 million to support charities and community organisations in England, SCVO has written to Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, for clarity on how the full Barnett consequentials will be used to support... Read more

Summary and Calls to Action The Covid-19 pandemic and cost-of-living crisis are the latest chapters in a longer story of instability and unpredictability in voluntary sector funding. The cost-of-living crisis has, for many organisations, increased demand for the essential... Read more

Chief executive Anna Fowlie has now offered to meet with Mr Swinney as we continue to work closely with the Scottish Government as the #RunningCostsCrisis worsens.  Read more

About our response SCVO welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Equalities, Human Rights and Civil Justice Committee’s pre-budget scrutiny call for views. Our submission focuses on the budget process, the Equality and Fairer Scotland Statement, and building on the committee’s... Read more

Summer 2022 has been like no other, dominated by excessive heat, drought, and what we have all learnt is the wrong type of rain. The political climate has fared little better, paralysed by a leadership contest while energy costs and inflation spiral. Despite the increasingly... Read more