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Congratulations to (SVE) for putting on an excellent evening of celebration for the amazing volunteers in Stirling.  It was fantastic to meet the individuals who were behind the applications and to hear from their own words, the difference they make for others, through using their own time and skills.

- Kristine Johnson, Stirling Council

Charity Trading, Contracts & Tax Seminar
January 2017

'As someone who advises charities, this has been really helpful.  It puts me in a better position to answer the questions that charties pose!'

- J Cowie Stirling Council


Structures & Governance

Offer 2: Structures & Governance

What form your organisation takes and how it is managed are crucial factors in determining how it meets its aims and objectives. There are many different types of voluntary organisations, all with different features and limitations. Getting your legal structure right is important because it will determine what you can do, the regulations you have to abide by, and the liabilities your committee may have.

We can meet with you one-to-one to go over all the options, and help you decide what form is right for you, whether it's a single or double tier structure, whether a charity, SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), company, CIC (Community Interest Company) or unincorporated organisation. We will provide templates and model documents, help you draw up a constitution or other governing documents, guide your applications for charitable or SCIO status and interact with OSCR (the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator) on your behalf. We can also help you prepare a business plan and necessary policy documents.

Having a well run committee or governance group is key to an organisation's success. We can give guidance on best practice and develop board capacity through training in areas such as Trustees' Roles and Responsibilities

Nominations now open for Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017!
26th September 2017


SVE are pleased to announce the launch of the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2017. The Awards will take place on September 26th at The Engine Shed, Stirling, and will be delivered in partnership with Stirling Council.

Click here to nominate




Expressions of Interest

Fundraising - Keeping the Right Side of the Law!
& Maximising Gift Aid

For more info click here

Just Enterprise: An Introduction to Tendering Workshop 

May 10th 2017
Free Course

Click here for more details