We received a high volume of exciting applications for the Hack for Charity project and ACOSVO is pleased to announce that the below member organisations have been selected to take part in the September event.


The Scottish Government is inviting third sector leaders to have their say on what a fairer Scotland should look like in 2030 and asking; what are the steps that could make this vision a reality?

Board and staff

ACOSVO was established in 2000 to address the fact that being a charity CEO can be an isolated position.

The ethos of ACOSVO hasn’t altered in the last 15 years; it’s still very much about peer support, good practice sharing and leadership development.

ACOSVO Shortlisted For Prestigious Investors in People Awards 2015

ACOSVO has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in the Third Sector’ category in the second annual Investors in People Awards.

The Awards, which received over 400 entries internationally, celebrates the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses. Winners are announced at a spectacular awards ceremony and dinner at Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, the Tower of London, on 24th June 2015. Finalists represent the best of the best worldwide.

ACOSVO is delighted to announce that in only its second year of Investors in People (IIP) membership it has achieved an IIP Gold Award. Gold status means that everyone who works with ACOSVO is focussed toward improving, influencing and inspiring Scotland’s third sector by providing every leader with opportunities to develop, influence and excel.

Scottish Government

A unique partnership of the Scottish Government, businesses and third sector organisations has been announced that will create an innovation programme for Scotland's voluntary sector. Through this programme, charities can access funds and support to accelerate their enterprising ideas.

Conference 2014

Click the image below to view a Conference Report recapping some of the discussions of the day:

ACOSVO Annual Review

Click on the image to view the 2013/14 Annual Review.

Having forged strong links with the Scottish Government, the Scotland Office, the Carnegie Trust UK and UK funding organisations in debating opportunities and threats to the new model for Scotland, ACOSVO was delighted to have the opportunity to engage with the Smith Commission and reflect the views of our members.

Members were invited to contribute through written comment and face-to-face discussion at specific devolution-focused events and discussion periods at core ACOSVO events.

Photos from the April 2014 ACOSVO Members' Day.