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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.

Evidence library

Coronavirus and its impact on the Scottish voluntary sector – what do we know so far? (May 2020)

This briefing gives a summary of some of the key issues that Coronavirus is having on voluntary organisations, from the start of the crisis up until 20th May. The paper pulls together data from a range of surveys and intelligence gathered by third sector organisations and infrastructure bodies seeking to understand the impact of Coronavirus on their members. The main focus here is on the impact on organisations although understanding the impact on the people and communities we serve is key to the sector’s longer-term planning.

The landscape the voluntary sector is currently working in is constantly changing, and our top priorities are evolving as time passes. SCVO will be continuing to monitor sector survey data and intelligence as it comes in. We plan to release future analyses of sector-led intelligence in the coming months. All research and insights shared with us will be collated in our searchable Evidence Library:

The briefing covers:

  • Funding issues
  • New ways of working (remote working, digital )
  • Workforce issues
  • Sub-sector intelligence
  • current and future priorities
Last modified on 8 June 2020