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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 #RunningCostsCrisis

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

In response to the UK Government's Spring Statement, SCVO Chief Executive Anna Fowlie said: "The UK Government's announcement of over £100m of additional support for charities and communities in England is welcome news and comes on the back of calls from organisations across the... 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