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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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This 3rd edition of our popular guide for young people about to leave school or at university (and anyone else) interested in working or volunteering in the voluntary sector includes new sections reflecting what young people told us they want to know most. Co-produced with young... Read more

Introduction As my colleague Sheghley posted at the end of June, SCVO wanted to learn more about the sector's use of the furlough scheme. In order to do so, we asked organisations to complete a short survey about their use of the scheme and any potential implications for their... Read more

A review of the literature - September - December 2020 Coronavirus Literature Review Q4 2020Download Introduction This paper, the third in the series, presents a summary of the existing literature on the impact coronavirus is having on voluntary sector organisations in Scotland... Read more

June - August 2020 Download a PDF version of this research paperDownload Introduction This paper presents a summary of the existing literature on the impact coronavirus is having on voluntary sector organisations in Scotland. It includes research published primarily by Scottish... Read more

This briefing gives an overview of the financial profile of the regulated Scottish voluntary sector in 2018, giving us a baseline for understanding sector funding and assets pre- and post-Coronavirus. It covers Scottish charities, housing associations and credit unions. All the... Read more

Our analysis of the voluntary sector’s pre-COVID finances, published today, highlights a complex patchwork funding landscape of fundraising, trading, contracts, grants and reserves, all of which have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in different ways. The complexity of... Read more

This paper gives a summary of some of the key issues that Coronavirus is having on voluntary organisations, from the start of the crisis up until 20 May 2020. The paper pulls together data from a range of surveys and intelligence gathered by third sector organisations and... Read more

Second year's analysis of UK Gov gender pay gap data, comparing the Scottish third sector against 1. Scottish public and private sectors 2. UK third sector FINDINGS - 53 qualifying Scottish charities were analysed, employing a total of 35,508 staff. - Scottish charities are... Read more

This Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) briefing uses data from thousands of jobs advertised on its recruitment site goodmoves to create an extensive guide looking at salaries within Scottish charities. The report also links to data from the Annual Population... Read more

CAF’s third report on giving in Scotland 2019 has just been published offering us another fine slice of insight into how the Scottish public supports good causes. First up, money. For the third year in a row, the number of people in Scotland giving money to charities dropped. The... Read more