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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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What worked, what didn’t and what we learned over the last month. Read more

Following a High Court trial and six year investigation by the Charity Commission in England and Wales we now have a report into the failure of Kids Company and the subsequent, very public, fallout. The Charity Commission report, which details serious mismanagement, makes for... Read more

What is clear from this cohort is that digital inclusion support is still a priority for a wide range of organisations. Read more

It’s been a busy ten months for the goodmoves team. As the covid vaccination programme rolled out, the recruitment adverts kept rolled in, with organisations keen to press on with pent-up recruitment from various lockdowns and restrictions. From fundraising to community... Read more

Today we’ve launched the 2022 Scottish Charity Awards with the invitation to organisations across the country to share their amazing stories of success and achievement over the past year. Don’t hide your light under a bushel. Every organisation will have a story to tell about the... Read more

In this joint blog our Digital Participation Project Manager Aaron Slater and Digital Inclusion Development Officer Claire Sharp explain their approach to digital wellbeing. How did we get here? Aaron: As we approach the end of January there’s one big topic that has dominated... Read more

Charities are reminded of the importance of keeping personal data secure after the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) imposed fines this year on two UK charities for breaches of data protection rules in the UK. In July 2021, the ICO (as regulator of data protection in the UK... Read more

There is so much good work done in Scotland and throughout the world by charitable organisations and volunteers. The work of many of these charities is closely linked and often critical to many areas of our lives. But there are charities whose original aim has been satisfied... Read more

For many charities the purchase or lease of a property will be one of their biggest financial commitments, to use as an operational base, or as an events or retail space. Charities need to be aware of a number of issues to ensure that any property supports their charitable aims... Read more

As we come to the end of Trustees’ Week 2021, SCVO and members of Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum will be looking back at the various events and activities to see what they have learned and what are the key lessons for trustees. I run a charity called Evaluation Support... Read more