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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.

Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 November  |  EICC, Edinburgh  |  #SCVOGathering

Programme of events Day 1   Day 2

The Gathering 2022 took place on 15 and 16 June. For reference, you'll find the details of the programme of events here

Wednesday, 08:00

Breakfast with the First Minister

SCVO Lomond suite 08:00-09:15 Conference Economy Leadership Policy & influencing Fully booked

Wednesday, 09:30

Risk management - what you need to know to help protect your organisation

Keegan & Pennykid (Insurance Brokers) Ltd Alsh 2 09:30-10:30 Conference Governance Law & legal

Revitalisers of the lost trusts

Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) Boisdale 1 09:30-10:30 Conference Funding & fundraising

Making sense of climate change

Forth Valley Sensory Centre Boisdale 2 09:30-10:30 Conference Environment Equality, diversity & human rights

Meet the ICO

Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) /SCVO M4 09:30-10:30 Conference Comms & marketing Governance Law & legal

Wednesday, 11:00

Service design for innovation

Scottish Digital and Service Design Academies Alsh 1 11:00-12:00 Conference Digital Learning & development

The changing face of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Boisdale 2 11:00-12:00 Conference Comms & marketing Funding & fundraising Fully booked

Children's rights-based funding approaches

Cattanach, Children's Parliament, Corra Foundation, BBC Children in Need and Together Scotland M2 11:00-12:00 Conference Equality, diversity & human rights Funding & fundraising Youth Fully booked

Self-regulation of fundraising in Scotland

Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel M4 11:00-12:00 Conference Funding & fundraising

Wednesday, 12:30

Wednesday, 13:00

Glasgow City Council’s Civic Reception

SCVO Hall 2 13:00-13:30 Conference Comms & marketing Fully booked

Wednesday, 14:00

Employment law update

SCVO Alsh 1 14:00-15:00 Conference HR & employment Law & legal

Closer to home - preventing homelessness where it starts

Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness and Homeless Network Scotland Alsh 2 14:00-15:00 Conference Housing & homelessness Families and communities

Cathedrals of the people

Blue Triangle Boisdale 2 14:00-15:00 Conference Policy & influencing Families and communities

Wednesday, 15:30

The month of community – How the third sector and communities are preventing loneliness

Eden Project Communities in partnership with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and Befriending Networks Lomond suite 15:30-16:30 Conference Health & social care Wellbeing Families and communities

How to improve volunteer engagement & retention

Volunteero Alsh 1 15:30-16:30 Conference Comms & marketing Volunteering Fully booked

How to respond to the climate crisis

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Boisdale 1 15:30-16:30 Conference Environment Learning & development

Reserves - how to build a resilient sector

Scotland Funders Forum Carron suite 15:30-16:30 Conference Economy Funding & fundraising Governance

Exploring effective leadership in challenging times

Cranfield Trust Dochart suite 15:30-16:30 Conference Leadership

Boosting skills boosts performance

The Charity Learning Consortium M2 15:30-16:30 Conference Learning & development

Community commissioning in action: learning by doing in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s Third Sector Interface led by EVOC (Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council) M3 15:30-16:30 Conference Evaluation & impact Policy & influencing Wellbeing Families and communities

Wednesday, 18:00

Scottish Charity Awards 2022

SCVO Crowne Plaza Glasgow 18:00-23:30 Awards ceremony Comms & marketing Fully booked

Day 2 programme

Brought to you by
Platinum sponsor
Keegan & Pennykid
Gold sponsors
Social Print & Copy
Strategic partners
Social Enterprise Scotland
Volunteer Scotland
Local host partner