About SCVO

The Gathering 2018

At the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), we love the third sector

As the national membership organisation for Scotland’s charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, we know first-hand how big a difference just one determined person can make – but we also know that everyone needs support sometimes.

That’s why we work in partnership with the third sector to advance the interests of our 1,800+ members and the people and communities they support, to help make Scotland a better place for everyone.

We lobby Government on policy issues, create jobs for young people and support organisations to embrace and promote digital skills. We also help with the day-to-day stuff, like affordable office space, discounted training courses, funding opportunities and information and support to help people set up and run their organisations.

To find out what we’ve been working on over the past year, take a look at our annual review – or for the latest updates, take a look at our press releases or follow us on Twitter.

We recently created A young person’s guide to working and volunteering in Scotland’s third sector 2018‘ in collaboration with Youth and Philanthropy Initiative Scotland, which provides an overview of the third sector in Scotland.

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