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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.

Wednesday 15 June  |  Crowne Plaza, Glasgow  |  #ScotCharityAwards

Frequently asked questions

1. Can we apply for more than one category? 

Organisations and individuals: you’re welcome to apply as many times as you like. 

2. Who can apply? 

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.

3. We’re not sure what category to apply under? 

When applying please make sure you read the criteria specified in the application form.  

For example, Volunteer of the Year recognises a volunteer, supporter or patron who is not paid by the organisation. Trustee of the Year recognises a trustee or board member and Employee of the Year recognises a paid employee. 

4. Who can verify my application? 

The independent verifier needs to be someone not associated/employed with the organisation submitting the form i.e. another organisation or individual who is aware of the work, individual, campaign 

5. What if our entry/timeframe isn’t complete or began before the entry date stated on the form? 

The focus of the entry should be on activities carried out within the entry period, 1 Jan 2021 to 31 March 2022. However, the judging panel will take into consideration work leading up to this period 

6. We have additional evidence to support our application, can we send this to back up our entry? 

You can also submit up to two pieces of supporting evidence to demonstrate the impact of your charity. Examples of supporting evidence include artwork, photos, videos or testimonials. Please note supporting evidence is additional information that may not be fully considered by the judges. 

7. What is the closing date for applications? 

12 noon on 18 March 2022. The judging panel can’t consider applications received after the deadline so please leave yourself plenty of time to apply. 

8. When will the Awards take place? 

We’re delighted that the Scottish Charity Awards will be back at Glasgow's Crowne Plaza on 15 June 2022! This will be our first in-person awards since June 2019, so we're very excited about seeing you all again! Of course, we'll be doing things a little differently in 2022, and constantly adapting our plans to COVID guidance so we deliver a safe and successful event. 

9. How can I book to attend? 

We will open bookings for the Scottish Charity Awards in the spring. If you would like more information or contacted once bookings are live, please contact us. 

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