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Funding Scotland

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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Scotland gives access to up to date, high-quality information on funding opportunities for voluntary organisations,It is free to any organisation in Scotland and lets you search over 1,000 funding opportunities including,Other funding policy and influencing More information Running Costs #EssentialSector Guide to finding,organisation.,up and running a charity, including advice around funding and running costs.

Scottish Charity Awards

finalists and People's Choice vote Book a place Applying for an award and award categories Key dates for your,We are dedicated to championing voluntary organisations and supporting your work.,Six recognise the achievements of organisations, and three recognise individuals.,large across all areas of the country and reflecting the external environment and the nuts and bolts of running,an effective voluntary organisation Made the main focus of our awards on the impact you’ve had and the


Exclusive membership benefits and support networks A strong community of voluntary organisations of all,sizes Shape the future of the voluntary sector in Scotland Membership-exclusive events We regularly run,sessions to help you make the most of your membersip.,Meet our members SCVO members are part of a community of organisations.,We'd love to share your story.

Information for new trustees

Know your organisation’s purpose It’s vital as a trustee that you know about what your organisation was,You can find this out by reading your organisation’s governing document.,Get a good induction and meet your fellow trustees You should be able to understand what your organisation,your organisation is and about any potential personal liabilities.,you must always put the interests of your organisation first.

Guidance & templates

We know how important it is to make sure your organisation is running well.,But we also know it's a lot to think about - especially if you've got limited resources, are a small organisation,Our templates and guides are there to give you a starting point - you'll need to adapt them to suit your,own organisation and, if necessary, get some advice to make sure they meet all your legal and regulatory

Using the code

The code’s principles apply equally to all organisations, but how an organisation follows each principle,The Good Governance Checkup asks a series of questions about your organisation and gives you a personalised,Your board can use the online tool to identify areas where you’re doing well, check where you can improve,, and monitor your progress over time.,accountable for the organisation.

Managing risks and problems

Risk management Risk management approach and policies Handling complaints Creating safety Safeguarding Health & Safety Conflicts of interest

Business planning

Here are some of the ways that you can plan for your organisation.,approach to reviewing and monitoring your progress.,Reserves Charities and voluntary organisations have a duty to use their organisation’s funds within a,Managing risks Inevitably when running an organisation, things will go wrong.,Business continuity planning A business continuity plan (BCP) prepares and protects your organisation