Official Sponsors of Village Halls Conference

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

Its mission is to champion the role of voluntary organisations in building a flourishing society and to support them to do work that has a positive impact.

Passionate about what the voluntary sector can achieve, SCVO along with its community of 3,726 members and supporters believes that a thriving voluntary sector should be at the heart of a successful, fair and inclusive Scotland.

SCVO is part of a Scotland-wide working group supporting village and community halls across the country. In 2023, SCVO in partnership with the Scottish Rural Network and Development Trusts Association Scotland launched the village and community halls handbook, giving advice and support to community groups whether they’re just starting out, covering all the tasks involved in day-to-day running, or looking to expand their net zero or digital journeys.


New! Heart of the community: village and community halls conference

Village halls are often the heart of a community; places for people to gather, learn, access services and have fun.

SCVO is hosting a free, one-day conference in Dunkeld to allow people running village and community halls across Scotland to do the same – to connect, share ideas, and inspire each other.

The conference will take place on Wednesday 1 May at Birnam Arts in Dunkeld, and you’ll have the chance to take part in sessions and workshops to:

  • Connect with fellow hall workers and volunteers; learn about how to connect with service providers and funding opportunities; discuss new ways to connect with your communities.
  • Share stories, tips, and experiences; share positive experiences and celebrate the impact you’re making on your communities; share difficulties you’ve faced or are facing, problems you’ve encountered and ways to address these.
  • Inspire others with creative solutions to common village hall issues; get inspired to apply for funding or investigate new income streams; feel inspired by the wonderful community-building going on in rural and urban communities across Scotland.

Places are limited!

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