COVID-19 Resources

During the initial crisis stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACOSVO worked closely with SCVO and OSCR to collect information and resources, give advice and support the voluntary sector through this difficult period. SCVO continues to act as a central hub for all COVID-19 information and guidance and has created an online COVID-19 resource that will be constantly updated. OSCR is providing advice on governance and regulatory issues. And ACOSVO is leading on providing peer support for chief executives and senior leaders.

You can keep up to date with our latest resources via our LinkedIn members group and our Twitter page. Below are a few resources that we believe will help you and your organisation through the next few weeks and months. 


Insights: ACOSVO Leadership Support during COVID-19

Analysis of support calls, key themes, emerging issues etc. March 2020 - March 21


COVID-19 Impact on Voluntary Sector Organisations: Case Studies

Individual case studies from 23 voluntary sector leaders


ACOSVO's COVID-19 Response Member Survey Analysis

Executive summary



Equality and Human Rights Commission: Legal responsibilities when making redundancies

Helping members comply with the law


Scottish Government Letter to Third Sector Chief Officers

COVID -19 Fair Work Statement - Letter to THIRD SECTOR

- Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, Fiona Hyslop MSP


CAF have compiled a number of resources on how to "Survive. Adapt. Thrive" this pandemic. Including how to guides, videos and information specifically for charity leaders. Click here to access these.


Articles and Tools



Aberdeen Standard Capital is now supporting ACOSVO’s CEO Weekly Check-Ins during COVID-19. Julie Hutchison, Charities Specialist from Aberdeen Standard Capital has been reflecting on these calls in blog form, below are her weekly inputs:


Sector Leader Blogs



The Open University (OU) are offering free courses which are available immediately (24/7), and workable at your own pace for you or a friend/family member during this time.


We hope these resources will be of use to you and we will continue to update them as the situation develops. 


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