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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using our free online search engine. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, we can help you track down the funding you need to make a difference in your community.

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The Pear Tree Fund for Music

The Fund supports the projects working to promote classical music, promote benefits of music to health and wellbeing, and increase the appreciation of music amongst children and young people. They also support musicians based in Scotland.

Opened: 1 Jun 2023
Next deadline: 31 Aug 2023

Last reviewed about 18 hours ago

Idlewild Trust

Idlewild Trust is an independent grant-making trust that supports registered charities. It runs two grants programmes supporting specific areas within conservation and the arts.

Opened: 1 Jun 2023
Next deadline: 5 Sep 2023

Last reviewed about 17 hours ago

Historic Environment Scotland - Heritage & Place Programme

Historic Environment Scotland’s Heritage & Place Programme is an area-based funding programme that aims to contribute to the development of vibrant and sustainable places in Scotland, through community-led regeneration of the historic environment.

Opened: 31 May 2023
Next deadline: 2 Oct 2023

Last reviewed 1 day ago

Culture & Business Fund Scotland

The fund promotes collaboration between Scottish businesses and arts and heritage organisations to deliver new arts and heritage projects.

Opened: 24 May 2023

Last reviewed 8 days ago

EST - Plugged-in Communities Grant Fund

The Plugged in Communities Grant Fund supports community transport operators in Scotland to purchase or lease zero emission community transport vehicles.

Opened: 23 May 2023

Last reviewed about 12 hours ago

The Hilden Charitable Fund - UK Programmes

The aim of the Fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are less likely to raise funds from public subscriptions or statutory sources. Current funding priorities are Asylum Seekers and Refugees and Penal Affairs.

Opened: 22 May 2023
Next deadline: 7 Jul 2023

Last reviewed 8 days ago
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The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector. Our mission is to support, promote and develop a confident, sustainable voluntary sector in Scotland.

We're passionate about what the voluntary sector can achieve. Along with our community of members, we believe that charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups make Scotland a better place.