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Funding Scotland

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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SCVO Impact Report 2022/23

In the past year, we’ve been at the heart of supporting the sector through the running costs crisis as,, strength and resilience of our members and the voluntary sector.,build their capacity. 684 new members 11 new supporters Meet our membership community Find out more about,By helping to create well run boards, we can help to create well run organisations.,a hub to support our members and the wider sector with the challenges of rising running costs.

SCVO's strategy for 2023-28

Whether your organisation is big or small, national or local, however it’s constituted, we’ve got your,It brings massive research capacity that is changing people’s lives.,They come in all shapes and sizes from very small, local, volunteer-run organisations to large, national,We will promote excellence in governance, digital capacity, diversity and inclusion.,Our mission We champion the role of voluntary organisations in building a flourishing society and support


As well as facilitating training on management & leadership and project management, Lynn run’s Making,management skills: managing people in the modern and Building personal resilience and self confidence,Pam's current courses: Get started with fundraising: building capacity to raise funds and Develop your,fundraising skills: thriving funds in difficult times Pamela Redpath Pamela became a trainer 20+ years,Philippa's current courses: Guide to good governance: running effective board meetings, Guide to good

Funding to fight poverty in communities

The latest round of the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund closes next week

Welfare effect fund open for applications

The third phase of the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund has opened

Funding boost for welfare impact projects

More than £280,000 has been allocated to help third sector organisations tackle the effects of the cuts

Response to Finance and Public Administration pre-budget scrutiny: The sustainability of Scotland's finances

SCVO support services (funding, digital, membership support, and information).,the resilience of voluntary organisations to the limit, 67% of those surveyed reported financial challenges,Growing investment in the capacity and sustainability of voluntary organisations is proven to pull greater,Fair Funding strengthens voluntary organisations' ability to do that by supporting organisations to plan,short term funding as a crisis that undermines resilience.

Funding boost for projects which aim to tackle poverty impact

A further £100,000 has been allocated as part of the Community Capacity and Resilience Fund

Charities awarded cash to fund new ways to tackle poverty

The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund has awarded over £140,000 to help charities in Scotland investigate

Welfare impact projects to continue

A group of 14 organisations from across Scotland have been awarded funding to continue their work to