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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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Partnership of the Year
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Creative project work and partnerships are the lifeblood of Scotland’s voluntary sector. With innovative ideas and plenty of enthusiasm, it is possible to make a significant impact through a project or partnership.  

This award celebrates the achievements of projects and partnerships that have had a particularly special year. We are interested in how you adapted to the inevitable challenges you faced during delivery, but still achieved a positive impact.  

Please note that corporate fundraising partnerships are not eligible for this award.

Judging criteria

Our judges want to understand the roles of the different organisations engaged in the partnership. We know that working together can take longer and you can face more challenges than delivering a piece of work alone. Judges are looking for evidence of how all partners adapted to working together, and achieved a great result.

In your answers and supporting evidence you should try to include:

  • A description of who is involved in the partnership and information on their roles
  • The story of what made this year special
  • Reflection on how you adapted to work well together
  • 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
                  Previous applications and awards
                    What year/s and in what category?
                    You have not added any years of previous applications
                            Your application
                            Please answer the following two questions:
                            What did you do and how did you overcome any challenges? Maximum 250 words for text responses OR 2 minutes for a video or audio file
                                  How do you know it has made a difference? Maximum 250 words for text responses OR 2 minutes for a video or audio file
                                          Supporting evidence web links
                                            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.

                                                  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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