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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

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A new paper has been published which presents a framework for digital inclusion in health and social care. Co-authored by Aaron Slater, Digital Inclusion Manager (SCVO) and Dr Tara French, Digital Inclusion Lead (Digital Health & Care Directorate, Scottish Government), the paper... Read more

In this blog, Beth Mukushi discusses the steps that can be taken to grow your climate confidence. Read more

In this blog Anna Fowlie discusses what charities can do to increase diversity on boards. Read more

We know that learning about climate change and net zero can be overwhelming – there's so much to read, watch and think about. That’s why we created the Growing Climate Confidence website and pulled together resources that we think are interesting, from top tips to policy reports... Read more

Katya Allcott of Scottish Mentoring Network blogs about her organisation’s digital journey It’s April 2020 and I’m sitting at my desk waiting to enter the second ever DigiShift call on Zoom. It’s not even called DigiShift – at this point it’s being referred to as ‘Big Zoom Call... Read more

Ben Cairns (co-founder and director of IVAR) and Chris Mills (Research Associate at IVAR) explore what strategic charity reserves management means and its benefits, in their latest blog for Small Charity Week 2023. 'We’re a small charity with a small turnover. We know we’re... Read more

In Scotland, most charities are small. SCVO’s research shows that 80% of Scottish charities have incomes under £100k. But whilst they may have a small financial footprint, they have a huge impact on the lives of individuals, communities and causes across the country. Now it’s... Read more

There are quite literally a hundred different ways to reframe the way you think about your consumption. Read more

Fife Council is the largest employer in Fife and the third largest council in Scotland. It is a mammoth task to support almost 18,000 staff with their digital skills to ensure a digitally confident workforce. To help meet the challenge their Digital Skills and Learning (DS&L... Read more

In a country well known for our implementation failure, we could all learn a lot from this group of volunteers about how to have a plan and implement it effectively. Read more