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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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It’s up to all of us to make sure the support is there for everyone that wants it.  Read more

Lynn Houmdi is the Programme Manager of The Challenges Group women returners programme, Making Work Work. In this blog Lynn reflects on rethinking services to embed accessibility for equity and inclusion. After a career break, the world of work doesn’t always seem so welcoming... Read more

Quite a few of the charities we support with digital change ask for help with framing their digital strategy. Sometimes people ask us if we have a template for a digital strategy. I never share one, because a good strategy needs to be your own, not something off the shelf. But... Read more

Resilience is the word of the moment, and that’s something trustees need in spades! Because they’re doing it in their own time, as volunteers, it can be a juggling act of competing priorities. Read more

binar on Thursday 10 November will address the cost-of-living crisis and the challenges faced by charity trustees in steering their organisations through the post pandemic recovery. Read more

Hazel Crombie, shares how trustees can go the extra mile to support fundraising within their organisation. Read more

The digitisation of healthcare services is often reported as a solution to barriers to health and wellbeing services. For example, the Near Me video consulting platform can save patients from having to travel to appointments. But there is a presupposition when solutions such as... Read more

The internet has been called ‘the great leveller’, making our access to services, products and opportunities easier and more affordable. But we are facing, once again, an unprecedented crisis. The cost of living is set to spiral, and millions of families will have tough choices... Read more

Digital inclusion is no longer an abstract concept, but rather a crucial driver of technological innovation. Digital inclusiveness also plays an important role in economic development and not just because young people spend more time online. Evidence shows that digital inclusion... Read more

A changing landscape I joined SCVO in the summer of 2019, and in the three years I’ve worked in digital inclusion I’ve seen a remarkable transformation of digital inclusion. In early 2020 we were largely working with the willing – those organisations that could see the benefit of... Read more