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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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SURF Awards

SURF’s annual awards are open to all community regeneration projects in Scotland that are currently in place or that have been completed within two years of the closing date.

Opened: 8 Jun 2023
Next deadline: 4 Sep 2023

Last reviewed 3 days ago

Woodward Charitable Trust - General Fund

Provides core funding for small organisations that help families and young people and that are aiming to improve the life chances of the beneficiaries. The Trustees favour small-scale, locally based initiatives and most grants are only for one year.

Opened: 5 Jun 2023
Next deadline: 28 Jul 2023

Last reviewed 5 days ago

PRS for Music Foundation - Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders stimulates and strengthens cross-border collaborations between music creators, performers and presenters. Funding is available for projects that include new commissions, recordings and performances of music written in the past five years.

Opened: 5 Jun 2023
Next deadline: 18 Sep 2023

Last reviewed 5 days 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 9 days ago

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 9 days 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 10 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.