New commitment to prioritise fair work practices during economic recovery

Business groups, trades unions and leaders from local government and the third sector have committed to putting fair work at the heart of Scotland’s economic recovery.

Published 20 July 2020

Wellbeing Fund and Scottish Crown Estate fund open for bids

Third sector organisations across Scotland are being encouraged to apply for emergency funding to help cope with the effects of coronavirus.

Published 14 April 2020

SCVO hosts event on digital participation in the housing sector

An event from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) digital project which works with social housing providers was held last week during The Gathering.

Published 25 February 2020

Langstane Housing Association joins ‘Social Housing Digital Champions Network’

Langstane Housing Association is now part of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) ‘Social Housing Digital Champions Network’.

Published 10 December 2019

Social housing digital champions sought by SCVO

People living in social housing are 20% less likely to have the digital skills they need than people who rent privately.

Published 16 April 2019

Key digital skills to be provided to people who are homeless

People experiencing homelessness in Scotland are to be given the chance to learn digital skills so they can access opportunities presented online – thanks to an initiative being launched by two of Scotland’s leading homelessness charities.

Published 7 March 2019

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations appoints new chief executive

The Board of Trustees at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) have announced the appointment of Anna Fowlie as the organisation’s new chief executive officer.

Published 25 January 2018

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations appoints new convener

Former local councillor and City of Edinburgh Council leader Andrew Burns has been appointed as the new convener of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).

Published 15 January 2018

Organisations call for Brexit impact review into health and social care

Over 50 third sector organisations across the UK have backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill legislation calling for an independent review of the impact of Brexit on health and social care systems.

Published 28 November 2017

SCVO chief Martin Sime to retire

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has announced that its chief executive, Martin Sime, is to retire following more than 25 successful years.

Published 29 September 2017

Scottish charities call for halt to roll-out of ‘flawed’ Universal Credit

A group of 24 Scottish charities have come together to urge the UK government to stop the roll-out of the Universal Credit system in Scotland.

Published 31 August 2017

Citizens Advice Scotland and SCVO welcome new Social Security Bill

The publication of the Social Security Bill is a “landmark moment” for the Scottish Parliament, according to Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).

Published 22 June 2017

Homelessness efforts hampered by ‘lack of political leadership and urgency’, say charities

Homelessness, housing and anti-poverty groups have called for “real and urgent” action to better tackle and prevent the “human tragedy” of homelessness in Scotland

Published 4 April 2017

Blog: The return of the Bedroom Tax monster?

In a guest blog for the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), Shelter Scotland’s Aoife Deery says there are big questions regarding the future affordability of social housing.

Published 25 January 2017

Link signs SCVO Digital Participation Charter

As part of its commitment to helping its tenants get online Link Group Ltd has become the latest signatory of the SCVO Digital Participation Charter.

Published 13 May 2015