Here you'll find details about our nine awards categories, key dates including the application submission deadline, and a handy video with top tips from our judging panel.
We welcome applications from all types of voluntary organisations, including registered charities, social enterprises and campaigning groups working in Scotland or whose work directly impacts and benefits people living in Scotland.
We are keen to hear from organisations and individuals that reflect the diversity of the voluntary sector in its broadest sense: diversity of approach, based on differing life experience, culture, ethnicity, disability, professional or sector background, age or other factors.
Organisations can only enter one category, so keep this in mind when deciding which category you’d like to enter!
All shortlisted finalists will be entered into the running for the People’s Choice Award, giving members of the public a chance to vote for their favourite finalist to win.
The deadline to submit applications is 12 noon on 17 March 2023.
If you have any questions or need help with your application, please check out our FAQs or contact our team! You don't have to be a member of SCVO to apply for an award . If you're not yet a member of our community, learn more about joining here.
For an organisation that has had an exceptional year.
For an employee whose dedication has reaped rewards for their organisation.
For an outstanding grassroots or community initiative.
For a strong awareness or fundraising campaign.
For a board member who really excels.
For an innovative project that has made a huge difference.
For someone who has demonstrated great dedication to a cause.
For a ground-breaking digital organisation or project.
For organisations that are making a positive contribution to the climate change agenda.
No application required – this category is made up of all finalist entries and voted for by SCVO members, the wider voluntary sector and members of the public.
You can save your progress as you go through the application form to avoid losing your information. Once you reach page 2 there will be a Save progress button at the end of each page.
Our judging panel’s top tips: