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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.

Information Service

Our Information Service can help you with any part of setting up or running your voluntary sector organisation. You can contact us directly to speak to one of our Information Officers, or you can find helpful guides on lots of different topics on our website.

Contact the Information Service

What can we help with

If you contact us, we'll provide general information, support and signposting on:

Setting up an organisation
  • Whether charitable status is right for you
  • Deciding on the right structure
  • Talking through SCVO's model constitutions
Running your organisation
  • Organisational development and planning
  • Financial and legal responsibilities
  • Your role as an employer
Governance
  • Good governance and best practice
  • Trustee roles and responsibilities
  • Recruitment and induction

SCVO members get extra in-depth support

SCVO members have access to a range of benefits, including specialist 1-2-1 advice from our Information Officers, free legal, tax and VAT advice, exclusive templates and model policies and a whole range of other great resources.