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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

CLASP - a local charity in North Ayrshire, runs a project for over 50s called HOPE in the Community, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. Alongside our vision of increased health and wellbeing and reduced social isolation, HOPE aims to get more older people online so... Read more
Trustees’ Week is all about highlighting the great work of trustees across Scotland and the UK, and the role they play in governing our charities and voluntary organisations. Read more
Can you have a strategy for an emerging, frothy technology like AI? Yes, you can, but it needs to be realistic and flexible. In this blog, I’ll highlight some of the areas you should cover. We’ll expand on this in our AI guide for the voluntary sector.  Read more
The Digital Participation Charter Fund was first launched 9 years ago in October 2014, but back then we called it the Challenge Fund. The Challenge Fund set out to support organisations that work closely with local communities to “digitising content, building digital networks or... Read more
According to the Bank of England, the prospect of a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) introduces both opportunities and challenges. At SCVO one particularly opportunity and challenge identified is for individuals who have previously remained detached from the digital... Read more
Digital inclusion is so important. It changes lives. But the message from this sometimes-hidden community is clear: there is an opportunity to take a new, more ethical, and much more sustainable path. We just need to think carefully about what we do next.  Read more
Connecting Scotland returns with new opportunities for organisations. Device lending schemes and social/transitional housing providers can apply for devices and/or connectivity from 29th August. Read more
"This report does not tell trustees what they should do, but instead offers a framework to understand some of the choices available." Read more
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... Read more
In this blog, Beth Mukushi discusses the steps that can be taken to grow your climate confidence. Read more