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.

Foundation Scotland

Currently open funds

Clashindarroch Wind Farm Covid-19 Emergency Fund

Supporting projects in the community council areas of Huntly, Strathbogie and Tap O Noth, and Cabrach that are providing help to vulnerable people in difficulty due to the pandemic, or organisations that are facing losses.

Last reviewed 10 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Education & Training Fund

This Fund provides bursaries to residents of Community Council areas in Caithness to access training and education opportunities that better equip them with the range of skills needed to enter or retain employment in key sectors of the local economy.

Last reviewed 8 months ago

Ventient Energy Gordonstown Auchterless, Inverkeithny and Fisherford

Support activity which will sustain and develop the life of the community and ensure that the area is an attractive and vibrant place to live, work and visit.

Last reviewed 3 months ago

Foundation Scotland - ScotRail Employee Charitable Giving Fund

The fund contributes towards employee fundraising efforts for the causes that matter to them by matching fundraising. The Fund is open to permanent Abellio ScotRail employees.

Last reviewed 4 months ago

Investing in Enterprise Fund

The Investing in Enterprise Fund offers blended grant and loan investment to social enterprises, community organisations and charities. The fund is designed to allow you to meet the needs of your business, achieve your vision and secure your future.

Last reviewed 4 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Watten Wind Farm Trust

The Watten Windfarm Charitable Trust supports charitable activities that benefit the Watten community. It funds a range of areas including community activity, improving broadband connections, and improving the opportunities of local residents.

Next deadline: 31st Dec 2021

Last reviewed 5 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Tannach and District Wind Farm Trust

The Fund supports community groups and charities working in the Tannach and District area that provide activities which promote community spirit, bring people together, enhance quality of life, promote people’s well-being and foster a vibrant community.

Next deadline: 31st Dec 2021

Last reviewed 5 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Achlachan Wind Farm Fund

The Fund supports community activity and development by supporting constituted, not-for-profit groups operating in the Halkirk District Community Council area. Priority will be given to projects within a four kilometre radius of the Achlachan Wind Farm.

Next deadline: 15th Dec 2021

Last reviewed 3 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Langhope Rig Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Supports community projects benefiting those living in the areas covered by the Community Councils of: Ettrick & Yarrow, Lilliesleaf, Ashkirk & Midlem and Upper Teviotdale & Borthwick Water.

Next deadline: 7th Jan 2022

Last reviewed 3 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Vattenfall Clashindarroch Wind Farm Community Fund

Supports projects which will support positive change and strategic impact in the community council areas of Huntly, Strathbogie and Tap O Noth and the area of the Cabrach Community Association.

Last reviewed 3 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Community Fund (Halkirk & District)

This Fund supports charitable activities or services that benefit people living in the Community Council area of Halkirk & District in Caithness.

Next deadline: 15th Dec 2021

Last reviewed 3 months ago

Ventient Energy Gordonstown Auchterless, Inverkeithny and Fisherford Fund

Supports activity which will sustain and develop the life of the community and ensure that the area is an attractive and vibrant place to live, work and visit in the Auchterless, Inverkeithny & Fisherford Community Council areas.

Last reviewed 3 months ago

Foundation Scotland - EDF Corriemoillie Education and Training Fund

The Fund will support local people with education and training or apprenticeship opportunities and contribute to creating job opportunities in the local areas of Contin; Garve and District; Lochbroom; Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon; and Strathpeffer.

Next deadline: 7th Feb 2022

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - EDF Renewables Longpark Wind Farm Community Fund

The fund benefits projects in the Community Council area of the Parish of Stow in the Scottish Borders which: Enhance quality of life for local residents; Contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities; Promote community activity.

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - RWE Camster Wind Farm Community Fund

Supports charitable activities or services of benefit to those living in the following Community Council areas in Caithness: Latheron, Lybster and Clyth; Watten; and Tannach and District.

Next deadline: 31st Mar 2022

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Kippen Community Fund

The fund can support a wide variety of community projects in the Kippen area.

Next deadline: 31st Jan 2022

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Denny & District Community Fund

The Denny & District Community Fund is a charitable fund to benefit residents of the areas served by the Denny & District Community Council in the Falkirk Council area. It supports a range of community-led activity.

Next deadline: 17th Dec 2021

Last reviewed 2 months ago

PF Charitable Trust

The PF Charitable Trust's funding policy is to support work at community level. Projects must meet one or more of the following priorities: Disability; Health; Children and Families; Youth work; Elderly.

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Blackridge Community Fund

The Blackridge Community Fund supports community groups and charities working in the Blackridge area that provide activities or services which enhance quality of life, contribute to vibrant communities, and promote community spirit.

Next deadline: 20th Dec 2021

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Blackcraig Community Fund

Supports projects located within or directly benefiting people in the a number of community council areas near the Blackcraig wind farm in Dumfries & Galloway.

Next deadline: 10th Jan 2022

Last reviewed about 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Lairg Windfarm Community Fund

This Fund supports charitable activities of benefit to those living within the Lairg Community Council area.

Last reviewed about 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Ventient Energy Glenkerie Wind Farm Community Fund

The overall aims of the fund are to support activity which will sustain and develop the life of the community and ensure that the area is an attractive and vibrant place to live, work and visit. Supports projects within 15km of the wind farm.

Next deadline: 28th Jan 2022

Last reviewed about 2 months ago

Ventient Energy Gordonstown Fund (Auchterless, Inverkeithny and Fisherford)

Supports charitable activity that will sustain and develop the life of the community and ensure that the area is an attractive and vibrant place to live, work and visit. They prefer to fund the purchase of capital items or projects.

Last reviewed about 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Carrick Futures

The fund primarily supports projects located within or directly benefiting one or more of the six community council areas of Ballantrae, Colmonell & Lendalfoot, Barr, Barrhill, Pinmore & Pinwherry and Girvan & District.

Next deadline: 14th Feb 2022

Last reviewed 24 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Old Luce Community Fund

Supports projects located within or directly benefiting the Old Luce Community Council area, including the communities of Glenluce, Dunragit and Auchenmalg. Awards can support a wide range of costs and activities.

Next deadline: 11th Feb 2022

Last reviewed 23 days ago

Foundation Scotland - EDF Energy Renewables (EDF-ER) Corriemoillie Strathpeffer

Supports projects which support positive change and strategic impact that will benefit people living in the community council area of Strathpeffer.

Last reviewed 23 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Baillie Gifford Grassroots Sports

The Grassroots Sports fund aims to improve the quality and participation in sport for all, remove barriers to participation, and improve sustainability.

Last reviewed 24 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Blackford Community Fund

Blackford Community Fund is a charitable fund to benefit residents of Blackford in Perth & Kinross. It aims to promote community spirit, enhance quality of life and promote people's well-being and foster a vibrant sustainable community.

Next deadline: 31st Mar 2022

Last reviewed 20 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Bad á Cheò Wind Farm Fund (Latheron, Lybster & Clyth)

This Fund supports charitable activities or services that benefit people living in the Latheron, Lybster and Clyth Community Council area in Caithness.

Next deadline: 15th May 2022

Last reviewed 19 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Stroupster Community Fund

The Fund will principally benefit the residents of the Dunnet & Canisbay Community Council area and aims to support a wide range of charitable projects.

Next deadline: 15th Mar 2022

Last reviewed 18 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Falck Auchrobert Community Fund

The Auchrobert Community Fund is funded by Falck Renewables and supports projects located within or directly benefiting the area of Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill and Boghead.

Last reviewed 10 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Kinross-shire Fund

The Kinross-shire Fund is dedicated to helping make Kinross-shire a better place to live. Priorities are: community events; community information & transport; community welfare; physical amenities; recreational facilities; care of the elderly.

Next deadline: 7th Feb 2022

Last reviewed 18 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Investing in Enterprise Fund

The Investing in Enterprise Fund offers blended grant and loan investment to social enterprises, community organisations and charities. Investment can be used for capital expenditure, asset acquisition and business growth.

Last reviewed 17 days ago

Foundation Scotland - EDF Renewables Burnfoot Hill (Clackmannanshire)

Benefits the Community Council areas of Alva, Dollar and Tillicoultry in Clackmannanshire and Blackford and the hamlet of Glendevon in Perth and Kinross. Specific priorities depend on the area.

Next deadline: 1st Mar 2022

Last reviewed 13 days ago

Martin Currie Community Partnership Programme

Supports registered charities and constituted community groups focused on two themes: The promotion of diversity and inclusion; and Social and environmental sustainability.

Last reviewed about 1 month ago

Foundation Scotland - Hadyard Hill Community Fund (Dailly)

Supports projects located within or directly benefiting the community area of Dailly. It supports charitable activities that support the rural regeneration and sustainability of Dailly.

Next deadline: 10th Jan 2022

Last reviewed about 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Hadyard Hill Pinwherry and Pinmore Community Fund

Supports charitable activities that support the rural regeneration and sustainability of Pinwherry and Pinmore.

Last reviewed about 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Gateway Exchange Fund

The Trust supports applications for projects which empower people to move on with their lives and fulfil their potential, where they would otherwise not have the opportunity.

Last reviewed about 1 month ago

Foundation Scotland - Barr Community Fund

Supports projects located within or directly benefiting the community council area of Barr. It supports charitable activities that support the rural regeneration and sustainability of Barr.

Next deadline: 7th Jan 2022

Last reviewed about 1 month ago

Foundation Scotland - Cambusbarron Community Fund

The Cambusbarron Community Fund supports community projects benefiting those living in the Cambusbarron Community Council area in Stirling. Applications should usually be linked to priorities identified in the Cambusbarron Community Action Plan.

Next deadline: 31st Jan 2022

Last reviewed about 1 month ago

Foundation Scotland - EON Rosehall Community Fund

The Fund benefits the Community Council areas of Ardgay & District; Creich; and Lairg within the County of Sutherland. It aims to invest in activities and initiatives that help build a vibrant local economy and support and encourage thriving communities.

Next deadline: 30th Apr 2022

Last reviewed about 1 month ago

Foundation Scotland - Burnhead Moss Community Fund (Limerigg & Slamannan)

Supports community projects benefiting those living in Limerigg and Slamannan. Provides grants to projects that enhance quality of life for local residents, contribute to vibrant, health, sustainable communities and promote community spirit.

Last reviewed about 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Baillie Gifford Community Awards

Supports grass roots community organisations across the whole of Scotland. Priorities are: children & families, elderly people, education, environment, health, people who are physically disabled, homelessness, women and grass roots sports.

Last reviewed about 1 month ago

Foundation Scotland - Ventient Energy Galawhistle Wind Farm Community Fund

Supports community projects benefiting those living in Douglas (incorporating Glespin and surrounding areas) and/or Coalburn community council areas.

Next deadline: 23rd Feb 2022

Last reviewed 10 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Greencoat Drone Hill Community Fund

Funds community and charitable projects in four community council areas. Grants are available for projects which enhance quality of life, contribute to a vibrant community and promote community spirit.

Last reviewed 9 days ago

Foundation Scotland - EDF Renewables Corriemoillie Community Fund (Contin)

The Fund will support projects which will support positive change and strategic impact to people living in the community council area of Contin, including Jamestown and Tarvie.

Next deadline: 7th Feb 2022

Last reviewed 2 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Victoria League Scotland (VLS) Trust

Funds projects which focus on supporting overseas students in Scotland, and which help build positive relationships between different cultural groups.

Last reviewed 2 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Mary Janet King Fund

Supports community groups working with young people in arts and music. They are particularly interested in projects which are helping young people to take up music. Priority will be given to grassroots organisations.

Last reviewed 1 day ago

Ventient Energy A'Chruach Wind Farm Community Fund

The A’Chruach Wind Farm Community Fund supports community projects benefiting those living in one or more of the following community council areas: West Loch Fyne, Dunadd and Lochgilphead.

Next deadline: 11th Feb 2022

Last reviewed 1 day ago

Currently closed funds

Foundation Scotland - Vattenfall Unlock our Future Fund

Benefits renewable energy and environmental sustainability projects working within the boundaries of the local authority areas of Aberdeenshire and/or the City of Aberdeen.

Opened: 15th Feb 2021

Last reviewed 4 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Budge Foundation

The fund supports organisations whose focus relates to the health, education and the well-being of children and young people in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray. Applications are by invitation.

Last reviewed 4 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Scotch Whisky Action Fund

The Fund will support and develop a range of projects which deliver targeted interventions designed to tackle alcohol-related harms across three themes: young people (aged under 18); families; communities.

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - The Provident Social Impact Fund (Scotland)

The Provident Social Impact Fund (Scotland) aims to support social inclusion and will invest in activities that seek to alleviate the underlying problems that prevent social inclusion and enjoyment of a full modern life.

Opened: 17th May 2021

Last reviewed 3 months ago

Crown Estate Scotland - Sustainable Communities Fund

Provides early stage financial support for community enterprise projects that contribute to local regeneration and sustainable development and, ultimately, help create great places to live, work and visit.

Opened: 10th Aug 2021

Last reviewed 3 months ago

Foundation Scotland - An Suidhe Wind Farm Community Fund

Benefits those living in the areas covered by the Community Councils of Glenorchy and Innishail (Eredine only), Inveraray, Furnace, and by Dalavich Improvement Group. It supports charitable activities than enhance the local community.

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - The Queensberry Trust

The Queensberry Trust is looking to provide financial support to charities and community groups in Edinburgh that are providing support to elderly and those with dementia who are shielding or isolating as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Baillie Gifford Multi-Year Awards

Baillie Gifford multi-year grants support projects which: reduce isolation in Scotland's communities; support financial inclusion; overcome homelessness; and improve employability and enterprise, particularly in young people.

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Kildrummy Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Funds projects within the area covered by Donside Community Council. The aim is to encourage and enable the economic, social and environmental development to support sustainability and help the area to continue to develop.

Last reviewed about 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund Grant Programme

The Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund grant programme is Scotland wide and is seeking applications from projects supporting older people facing loneliness and isolation.

Opened: 14th Jul 2021

Last reviewed 23 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Wesleyan Foundation Small Grants

The fund supports registered charities, constituted voluntary and community groups that focus on the areas of Health, Social and Education.

Last reviewed 10 days ago

Foundation Scotland - PHP Community Impact Fund

This fund supports services delivering the social prescribing model to improve patient wellbeing outcomes, improved quality of life, and emotional wellbeing.

Last reviewed about 1 month ago

Clubs in Crisis Fund

Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme which gives clubs a chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and generally invest in the sustainability of their club.

Opened: 15th Sep 2021

Last reviewed about 1 month ago

Foundation Scotland - GVC Fund

Supports projects that use sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas, and support men with mental or physical health problems to become more active.

Opened: 30th Aug 2021

Last reviewed about 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - NorthConnect Legacy Fund

The fund will support community groups that benefit residents living within a 10 mile radius of the planned NorthConnect electrical interconnector between Scotland and Norway.

Last reviewed about 2 months ago

Foundation Scotland - Wild Salmonid Support Fund

The fund supports projects which benefit wild salmon and sea trout stocks in Scottish rivers and enhance wild fisheries in the shared connected waters where the salmon farming sector operates.

Last reviewed 4 days ago

Foundation Scotland - Volant Charitable Trust Open Grants

The Volant Charitable Trust supports Scottish charities and projects which help alleviate social deprivation, particularly supporting women, children and young people at risk.

Opened: 1st Jul 2021

Last reviewed 3 days ago

Foundation Scotland - RWE Lochelbank Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund

Supports activity in the community councils of Glenfarg and Bridge of Earn. Priorities are enhancing quality of life of local residents, promoting community spirit, and creating vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities.

Last reviewed 1 day ago