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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.

Support & learning blog

Following the SCVO Gathering, Katie Murray, Environment and Place Services Manager for environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, reflects on the importance of Climate Emergency Training to the third sector, and the passion we have for supporting our colleagues working in... Read more
A Good Thing CIC is a non-profit online platform that connects charities right across the UK with businesses that have ‘stuff’ to give away. We launched our pilot in the Thames Valley in 2021, and since then have been building our community of users right across the UK. We have... Read more
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…   Before I’m berated for premature festive enthusiasm, I’d like to make it clear I’m referring to the release of this year’s Lloyd’s Consumer Digital Index. This is our most reliable and consistent indicator of the digital... Read more
Renfrewshire Council is a leader in establishing a place-based approach to digital inclusion in Scotland. Through the development of a cross-sector partnership for action, ‘Citizen Voice’, and supported by SCVO, agencies including the Council, housing associations, health... Read more
The Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector was originally developed in 2018 by the Third Sector Governance Forum. Designed specifically for Scotland’s voluntary sector, it provided a statement of best practice on what good governance looks like. Since then, both our... Read more
Creating greater digital inclusion is something that we can all work towards. Read more
Digital inclusion is foundational across Digital Health and Care and is critical to the design and development of digital services, resources and wider digital transformation across health and social care. The Digital inclusion programme formally launched in March 2023 with a... Read more
Carr Gomm is a social care and community development charity, providing person-centred support to over 4,000 people each year to live their best possible lives. The online shift of vital services and community connections during the pandemic highlighted the need for digital... Read more
Connectivity is essential, and everyone should have access to the opportunities it provides.   Through our everyone.connected campaign aim we want to help 4 million people living in digital exclusion by the end of 2025. We have already connected 1.5million people digitally... Read more
North West Glasgow Voluntary Sector Network, is a support organisation that offers advocacy, training, advice and networking to charities and community groups in the North West of Glasgow. During lockdown, member organisations, came to us saying that they were moving most of... Read more