The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.



EVOC provides support to organisations working within the Edinburgh area. Using a community development approach the team bring expert skills to support organisations at all stages in their development. The team have knowledge of the legal and reporting frameworks for charities and promote best practice in line with up-to-date guidance and regulations.

Length of support is variable according to circumstance and can range from a one-off meeting to a longer period by negotiation. Our aim is to conclude a period of support which leaves the agency more confident in itself, feeling better placed and stronger than before. Where appropriate we may also link your organisation in with other support agencies to ensure that your organisation has a comprehensive support package.

Priority is given to organisations working within the field of health and social care; however, we may be able to assist organisations working in other fields through our consultancy and learning services.

EVOC offers the following types of support to Voluntary Sector organisations in Edinburgh, this flow chart is an indication of what kinds of support we can offer depending at what stage your organisation is at. It also outlines where we might direct you on to our free rolling programme of governance training or where we might signpost you for additional or specialised support. For more information, contact the team through our referral system:

EVOC offers the following types of support to Voluntary Sector organisations in Edinburgh:

- Compliance and regulation
- Governance
- Organisational reviews and planning
- Funding
- Start up

You can make a request for assistance using our online referral form at or read further for more information

Compliance and regulation

This includes reporting to funders, OSCR, Companies House, changes to legal form, dissolutions, operational regulations such as disclosure for staff, equal opportunities and health and safety.


This includes roles and responsibilities, skills development, mentoring, effective meetings, leadership and team building for trustees and managers.

Organisational reviews and planning

This includes facilitation of strategic planning for agencies and networks, organisational restructuring, change management, policy development and updates.


This includes assistance with developing a funding strategy, identifying sources and making applications.

Start up

This includes choice of legal form, preparation of governing documents, registration with Companies House and/or OSCR, and development processes.

Make a request for assistance using our online referral form at
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Days and Times
525 Ferry Road

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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 555 9100

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This record was last modified on: 19 August 2020