Over the past five years, the Digital Participation Charter Fund has provided funding to over 160 projects across Scotland, with over 16,000 people being supported to increase their essential digital skills. Find out more and learn how to apply here.

  The National Cyber Security Centre, the Scottish Government and SCVO are hosting a free 'Third Sector Cyber Resilience workshop' at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow on 24th April 2019. Find out more & book your place now (password THIRD SECTOR RESILIENT).

Could you or organisations in your networks benefit from our free Digital Champions Training? We're offering third sector organisations the opportunity to receive free tailored training, resources and support. Find out more and register your interest or email onedigital@scvo.org.uk



Who should attend?

This workshop is ideal for any manager or staff member who has an influence over the final performance of their organisations on-line channel. Whether you critically appraise the writing of in-house colleagues or do it yourself, this course is for you.

Learning Outcomes

Course attendees will learn how to:

  • Improve your website’s search engine rankings
  • Decide on how much copy to write
  • Format articles to engineer what is read
  • Find keywords people search on and where to place them on the page
  • Write for Google Adwords and compose effective Facebook and Twitter posts

Click here for further information

Ask For Angela" is a national public safety campaign that ORSAS are launching in partnership with Community Alcohol Partnership, Orkney Street Pastors and Police Scotland in Orkney on Monday 18th March 2019. 

The campaign is launching in pubs, bars, restaurants and public venues across Orkney, with its purpose being that any customer can discreetly ask a member of staff for assistance if they felt uncomfortable with the behaviour of fellow patrons. 


View the media release here.

This consultation asks questions on whether the policy intent set out in the Scottish approach to Disability Assistance will meet the needs of the children and adults it is intended to help. We would like to gather views to ensure we have identified the best possible approach to delivering this assistance before we draft the benefit regulations.

Building on our work with Experience Panels we are now keen to gather further views of people with a working knowledge of social security, including disability benefits, and experience of applying for disability benefits. The Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS) has been established and will scrutinise the Disability Assistance regulations which will be drafted in accordance with feedback from this consultation.

View consultation here.

The consultation closes on 28 May.

The Scottish Government made a commitment in the 2018-19 Programme for Government to consult on updating charity law to promote transparency and accountability, to ensure the public continue to have confidence in charities and the Scottish Charity Regulator.

The consultation is live on the online consultation hub and can be accessed here.

A press release can be accessed here.


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