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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.

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I work with the Cranfield Trust offering free support for charity leaders. In a recent discussion about the cost-of-living crisis with the chair of a charity I work with, they remarked wryly that, "The cost-of-living crisis isn't like another wave of Covid - this is like a... Read more
In Scotland around 800 new charities are set up every year, and 600 wind up and dissolve. After many years working on the SCVO Information Service, dealing with all the trials and tribulations of charities, from small community groups, right up to big household names, I think... Read more
In this guest blog, George Eckton from Citizen's Advice Scotland writes about how they used Civtech to help them make big changes to their helpline systems with a No-Code approach. At Citizen’s Advice Scotland, the Covid pandemic accelerated a trend we’d already been seeing... Read more
Our Information Service has always provided help, guidance, and support to third sector organisations in Scotland. This includes a free enquiry service, online guidance, toolkits and webinars. For SCVO members with an annual income of under £500,000, the service also includes... Read more
The Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector was developed in 2018 and sets out five broad principles of good governance that act as a point of reference for trustees in carrying out their role. They can be summarised under the following broad headings: Organisational... Read more
Good governance matters because it underpins successful charities and is vital for their effectiveness and sustainability. It enables us to serve our beneficiaries and achieve our mission and values, and it also helps to protect and enhance the reputation of individual charities... Read more
By Fiona Gillespie, Head of Charities - Scotland, Rathbones At Rathbones we’re proud of our long history of supporting the charitable sector. Charities have entrusted us with their money for over 100 years. With funds under management of £7.1 billion* for more than 1,90... Read more
About SCVO The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership body for Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector.  We champion the sector, provide services and debate big issues.  We’re passionate about what the voluntary sector can achieve... Read more
SCVO produced this summary of commitments impacting the voluntary sector operating environment. Read more
The death of George Floyd in summer 2020 and the public response that followed made us stop and think. Staff at SCVO felt the same upset, anger and helplessness that so many others did, and we wanted to play an active part in making change happen. Read more