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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.

Scottish Governance Code Consultation

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Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum is conducting a review of The Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector and is seeking the views of those who have and have not used it in their organisation.

The Code is a statement of best practice, developed by the Forum in 2018, following consultation with over 250 people and organisations. It is intended for the governing bodies of third sector organisations in Scotland – charities, community groups and social enterprises (not-for-profit businesses that help people or communities). It reflects and celebrates the good practice that exists in the third sector and provides a standard all third sector organisations should aim for.

Third sector organisations of all forms, operating across Scotland are encouraged to engage with this consultation to inform recommended improvements for a refreshed Governance Code for the third sector in Scotland.

Who is the consultation for?

This survey is designed for those who are currently on a Board or Committee in the role of a Trustee or Director in addition to senior staff and volunteers who work with the Board to run the organisation.

Data protection

Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum may wish to follow up with some respondents to find out more about their experiences with the Code. If you enter your name and email address when asked, you are giving consent for us to contact you for this purpose only. All personal data captured in this survey will be managed in accordance with SCVO's Privacy Policy.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey and contributing to strengthening Third Sector Governance in Scotland.
The survey has now closed, however if you would like to feed into the consultation, please do so by Friday 12 August via email:

Last modified on 8 August 2022
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