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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.

Research blog

Here's why people in Scotland love small charities Read more
Community Capacity and Resilience Fund SCVO Update Report February 2016 Context The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund focuses on small, local, grassroots, community-based organisations to pilot ideas that will help them mitigate the impact of welfare reform and social... Read more
82% of people believe most charities are trustworthy Read more
9 out of 10 people have supported a charity in the last year 82% of people in Scotland trust charities and believe they act in the public interest (compared to 57% in England and Wales) Levels of trust in fundraising remains high with 73% of people agreeing that they feel... Read more
SCVO briefing 17 February 2016 This briefing presents and analyses the findings from a poll of the general public in Scotland on trust, confidence and support of charities. These findings are based on a telephone survey of 1,028 respondents (adults aged 16+) commissioned by SCVO... Read more
Context SCVO’s report into charitable public fundraising in Scotland was published on 23 September, alongside a review conducted by Sir Stuart Etherington for the Cabinet Office of the UK Government. Both reports share the broad conclusions that the current arrangements are not... Read more
Legislation is negative for the Scottish third sector, especially smaller organisations Read more
We've been clear from the outset of this project that we're going to put our users first. Of course, when you're running product development it's easy to get carried away with the build and to lose touch with what your users actually need it to do. The team - and the people... Read more
People contribute to society in different ways at different times. They are driven by a need to support themselves and their families, share things with other people around them and do something meaningful with their lives. Sustainable and meaningful paid employment is the single... Read more
Have your say on charity fundraising in Scotland Read more