Organisation statement:

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector.

We support the sector to achieve its’ ambitions through delivering services, by giving the sector a voice at national level and promoting and supporting innovation and improvement.

Our purpose is to support, promote and develop a confident, sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland.

Commitment to digital participation:

We are on a mission: to give everyone in Scotland the essential digital skills they need to do their jobs, live their lives and confidently use digital services.

Leading on digital inclusion across Scotland and on behalf of Scottish Government, we are encouraging people to explore, adapt, invest and collaborate to create a digitally confident voluntary sector.

We believe the Essential Digital Skills Framework, used consistently across the UK, offers organisations in Scotland a real opportunity to come together using a common and consistent language, and have created the Essential Digital Skills Toolkit as a practical resource to support people to develop their digital skills in life and in the workplace.

The Toolkit is a free, public resource and includes: Foundation and  Essential Digital Skills checklists, guidance on how to interpret your results, useful research and  resources and more information on the Framework and how to use it in practice

For more information on some of our current projects please see below:

Essential Digital Skills

The Essential Digital Skills Toolkit, developed in consultation with over 60 organisations, is designed to help individuals, groups and organisations to measure their digital skills in life and in the workplace.

Digital Participation Charter Fund

Our Digital Participation Charter Fund (formerly Challenge Fund), supported by the Scottish Government and BT, invests in community digital participation projects across Scotland.

Digital Champions in Social Housing

We are working in partnership with a number of organisations to develop a network of Digital Champions working in social housing across Scotland.