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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.

How good is your organisation's governance?

Our Checkup is based on the five principles of good governance in the Third Sector Governance Code Once you’re familiar with the Code, use our Checkup to assess where you’re doing well and get a personalised action plan for any areas that need improvement.

You’ll answer questions about:

  • Your organisation's purpose, mission and values
  • Leadership
  • Board behaviour
  • Control and risk management
  • Effectiveness

This checkup is intended to be used by individual trustees and will take about 30 minutes to complete.

You can save your progress - we'll email you a link so you can return any time.

You can share and compare your results with the rest of your board.

If you have any questions you can email We're continually developing the checkup and we're keen to hear any feedback or suggestions. Just email us or use the feedback button.

Once you have completed the checkup, you can request 1-2-1 support to explore the resources most relevant to your needs.

Start the checkup