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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.


We've developed this tool with the generous support of our partners CCLA Good Investments. It's designed to guide you on your journey towards Good Governance. We hope it helps you see where you're doing well and supports you to take the steps needed to improve if there are any gaps.

The questions you will answer are based on the Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector, which sets out the five core principles and key elements of good governance for the boards of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises – whatever their shape, size or activities.

If you have any questions, get in touch by emailing You can also leave us feedback about the tool by clicking the button at the bottom of your page – we'd love to hear if you find the checkup useful, and if there's anything else you'd like to see.

For more information and support, please visit our information on running your organisation and Good Governance.

SCVO Trustee Bulletin

We know trustees are busy people with big responsibilities, so we've created a quarterly Trustee News Bulletin which will keep you updated with practical information and useful event signposting.

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