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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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Finalists 2022

Members of the public had their say by voting for their favourite overall entry in the People's Choice Award, voting closed at 5pm on Friday 20 May.

Employee of the year

Claire Wadsworth - Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs

Routes works with young people aged 12-26 who are affected by a loved one’s alcohol and drug use in East and West Dunbartonshire. Substance use at home can be devastating for young people, and stigma can lead to them being judged and misunderstood. It can also affect their...

Gail Burden - Sleep Scotland/Teens+

Gail joined us in January 2021 at a time where the charity had been struggling. Gail used an inclusive approach to quickly review the organisation and rapidly implement changes. Thanks to Gail’s unwavering commitment to deliver rapid transformation, we are now a happy, healthy...

Hana Bútorová - Citywise Mentoring Ltd

Hana has devoted years of love and service to the vulnerable children that Citywise supports in the east end of Glasgow. Initially a volunteer, then a project leader, Hana is now our Programmes Director, responsible for our curriculum and the delivery of all project work. In her...

Juliana Amaral - Berwickshire Association of Voluntary Services (Bavs)

Juliana was appointed in September 2020, joining the organisation during one of the most challenging times in the 50 years of Bavs' existence. In a very short period of time, she managed to transform the charity, from systems implementation to new policies, new innovative...

Miren Ochoa Sagues - People Know How

People Know How's Head of Service & Research Miren has dedicated her passion to People Know How and the last year has really shown that the sky is the limit for her when it comes to helping others. From Miren’s drive to support people we have seen our services grow beyond our...

Pat Carragher - Children's Hospices Across Scotland

After nearly 40 years of practicing as a doctor and 26 years working for CHAS, Dr Pat is retiring as Medical Director in summer 2022. In this time, Dr Pat has helped children with life-shortening conditions and their families across the whole of Scotland, ensuring that no one...

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