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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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Exclusive membership benefits and support networks A strong community of voluntary organisations of all,sessions to help you make the most of your membersip.,We joined SCVO to be part of a nationally recognised organisation, whose mission is to support, promote,All the staff at Cancer Support Scotland take advantage of the wonderful training opportunities available,We'd love to share your story.

Top tips for the public to support #NeverMoreNeeded

Give time Volunteering is shown to boost your own mental health and sense of wellbeing as well as supporting,There are loads of organisations in your community looking for volunteers from befrienders to charity,Charities definitely still need volunteers, especially now many furloughed staff have returned to work,Remember that the people running it may be volunteers themselves and very busy.,back in many instances to protect volunteers, staff and service users.

Top tips for businesses to support #NeverMoreNeeded

Corporate volunteering While financial support from corporate organisations is always welcome; the professional,You might consider offering staff some time off to volunteer – it could provide them with valuable management,or people skills that will serve your organisation well in the future.,Staff fundraising Your staff may not be able to do physical activities like bake sales and marathon runs,“Our staff told us [Insert charity name]’s work supporting [insert beneficiaries] is #NeverMoreNeeded

Good Governance

Trustees have a significant part to play in your organisation.

SCVO Trustee Network

and staff.,The five modules are a great induction tool and will help you run your organisation.,regional or national organisations – register for Volunteer Zone with Volunteer Scotland to advertise,your trustee opportunities on the Volunteer Scotland national database For organisations wanting the,Black Professionals Scotland supports organisations in meeting their inclusion and diversity ambitions

What we've learned so far

coronavirus lockdown, they have fed tens of thousands, and provided emotional, financial and practical support,Between 15% and 30% of the sector’s 108,000 staff were furloughed. ,Many organisations have made staff redundant.,A third (29%) of charities have seen a fall in volunteer numbers as older volunteers were forced to give,Find out all the latest information you need to know about running your organisation through the coronavirus

Information for new trustees

Know your organisation’s purpose It’s vital as a trustee that you know about what your organisation was,You can find this out by reading your organisation’s governing document.,Get a good induction and meet your fellow trustees You should be able to understand what your organisation,your organisation is and about any potential personal liabilities.,you must always put the interests of your organisation first.

Community building platforms

Or for when you want to do the same with your volunteers or any other stakeholder group.,Threads can often be organised by topic or you can start sub-groups or ‘rooms’ for them.,Consider whether your organisation should join and bring extra value to it instead.,Staff Privacy Your staff and volunteers may also use these platforms in their personal life.,Oxfordshire Breastfeeding Support run a 'Facebook happy hours' expert Q&A session through their Facebook

Decision making and governance at your charity

These could be decisions about how the charity runs, who your trustees will be, changes to your charitable,Members are the people who will have ultimate control over your organisation, even more so than your,Staff, management and volunteers It’s important to remember that the charity Trustees are ultimately,responsible for the running of your charity, and everything it does.,In some charities there will be paid staff or volunteers who carry out the day-to-day activities or work

Booking form

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