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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Inspiring Scotland - Islands Communities Fund

The Island Communities Fund supports the grassroots delivery of the National Islands Plan. Projects will help islands to thrive through community-led initiatives with a clear focus on developing sustainable economic activities on islands.

Opened: 17th Jun 2021
Next deadline: 16th Jul 2021

Last reviewed 1 day ago

Creative Scotland - Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund

This fund is to provide performing arts venues in Scotland with emergency funding that will allow them to remain solvent, will support the return of staff from furlough, and will provide support for new artistic commissions from freelance artists.

Opened: 17th Jun 2021
Next deadline: 24th Jun 2021

Last reviewed 1 day ago

Creative Scotland - Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund

This fund will support organisations that are vital to the cultural life of Scotland and require funding to help prevent insolvency and/or significant job losses due to the impact of COVID-19.

Opened: 17th Jun 2021
Next deadline: 24th Jun 2021

Last reviewed 1 day ago

BWB Foundation - Stephen Lloyd Awards

The aim of the awards is to help create success by finding and nurturing innovative ideas and projects that can lead to practical, sustainable social change.

Opened: 16th Jun 2021
Next deadline: 31st Aug 2021

Last reviewed 2 days ago

Aldi - Scottish Sport Fund - Central Scotland & Surrounding

The Aldi Scottish Sport fund is a Scotland-wide community-based sport programme designed to make it easier for kids to take part in sports within their local communities by giving clubs the chance to secure funding.

Opened: 14th Jun 2021
Next deadline: 19th Jul 2021

Last reviewed 4 days ago

#ShiftthePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme

#ShiftThePower supports organisations with passionate people to make meaningful change in their communities. The two themes are Gender Justice and A Safe Place to Be.

Opened: 11th Jun 2021
Next deadline: 20th Aug 2021

Last reviewed 7 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.