I Love Charity

Every story starts at the beginning. That’s why we’ve created this resource (see clip below!) to enable people outwith the charity sector to see what exactly the modern voluntary sector does in Scotland, to create a better understanding of the sector as a whole.

In February 2018, we published a report which showed that public trust in charities has declined in the last two years. As a result, we launched the #ILoveCharity campaign, to inspire trust in charities by supporting good governance within organisations to ensure they are well run, open and transparent, and to encourage charities to work harder at promoting the positive impact of their work.

Over the next 12 months we will be hosting a storytelling conference, network events, roadshows and training to enable charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations across the country to better share their impact and stories. For more information see our menu on the right, or for the latest updates follow us at @scvotweet or #ilovecharity.

Page last modified on 19th August 2019

The Scottish voluntary sector View the latest sector stats


Over 1 million people volunteered in Scotland last year


There are over 250,000 charity trustees across the country


Last year, 4/5 Scots used a voluntary sector organisation


There are 40,000+ voluntary sector organisations in Scotland


Two thirds of sector income is earned, not donated


In 2017, the voluntary sector had an annual turnover of £5.8 billion


Scotland’s voluntary sector has over 100,000 paid staff


78% of charities in Scotland are local