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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.

Facts & figures

At SCVO, we're providing you with information about the whole sector. This up-to-date, reliable information will help you find out what you need, from what kinds of charities there are in your area to where the sector gets its funding from.

About the sector

Size and shape

In our data, you'll find information on:

  • The number of voluntary organisations in Scotland
  • The main activities of organisations
  • How many charities are in your local area
  • Local authority and constituency tables
  • Interactive maps
  • New charities and charity closures
  • Charity info by deprivation area (SIMD)
  • Rural and urban information.

Funding and finance

In this section of our data you'll find information on:

  • the sector's total turnover
  • main income sources
  • spending
  • assets and reserves
  • key financial trends.


In this section of our data you'll find information on:

  • the numbers of volunteers in the sector
  • the numbers of paid staff in the sector
  • top sector employers
  • staff costs
  • staff pay and Living Wage info.