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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.

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Digital Difference
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Introduction

This award celebrates organisations that have made the most of digital opportunities to develop your services, support communities and build capability.  

Perhaps your organisation has transformed how you work with communities using digital tools and approaches to reach people who didn’t engage with you before. Or maybe you’ve worked with staff and volunteers to understand your data better and tell the story of your impact in a more effective and efficient way.

We’re looking for organisations that have contributed to a digitally inclusive and connected Scotland. We want to see how you’ve used digital to make a meaningful difference to the lives of the people you work with.

Judging criteria

Our judges want to understand more about how your organisation has made sure you have the skills and capacity you need to deliver accessible digital services. In your answers and supporting evidence you should try to include:

  • A clear outline of how digital has helped you meet the needs of your community, and how you involved them in the change
  • The story of what made this year special
  • Facts and figures that highlight how you’ve achieved your success
  • Real-life examples of the impact of the work you’ve done, which may include case studies and/or testimonials

Useful information and key dates

You can save your progress as you go through the application form to avoid losing your information. Once you reach page 3 there will be a 'Save progress' button at the end of each page.

If you would like to review all the questions and criteria for this category before you begin your application, please visit our 'Useful information' page.

Would you like some support to complete your awards application? Please get in touch if you need any help or have any questions about completing your application. We'll be happy to help.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 15 March 2024. The judging panel can’t consider applications received after the deadline so please leave yourself plenty of time to apply.

Application details
Please complete the following details
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                Previous applications and awards
                  What year/s and in what category?
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                          Your application
                          Please answer the following two questions:
                          Why was this year special for your organisation? Maximum 250 words for text responses OR 2 minutes for a video or audio file
                                How do you know you made a difference? Maximum 250 words for text responses OR 2 minutes for a video or audio file
                                        Supporting evidence web links
                                          Declaration
                                          I confirm that this work:

                                            As part of our commitment to anti-racist practice, SCVO is collecting data on applications from organisations that are led by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. This information will not be used in the shortlisting or judging process.

                                            Please tell us if your organisation meets both these criteria:

                                            1. 75% or more of the Board of Trustees/ Management Committee self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community AND
                                            2. 50% of the senior staff self-identify as being from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic community, where staff exist.
                                                Reference

                                                Please also include the name and address of one independent person that can verify your entry. This should be someone from outside your organisation who has worked with you or has been impacted by your organisation and work.

                                                        And finally

                                                        We just want to check that you are not a robot.

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