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.

Inspiring Scotland

Currently open funds

Inspiring Scotland - Rural Communities Ideas into Action Fund

Funding for community groups in rural areas to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities.

Opened: 13th Sep 2021
Next deadline: 8th Oct 2021

Last reviewed 6 days ago

Inspiring Scotland - Healthy Islands Fund

Funding will support activity and projects that contribute to the health, wellbeing and social care commitments of the National Islands Plan, and promote participation and equality in physical activity.

Opened: 24th Aug 2021
Next deadline: 20th Sep 2021

Last reviewed 3 days ago

Currently closed funds

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

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Inspiring Scotland - Creative Communities

Creative Communities is a new programme that aims to support and empower communities to develop cultural activities.

Last reviewed 24 days ago

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health fund has been set up to provide crucial help for mothers, infants and their families who are in need of mental health support.

Opened: 5th May 2020

Last reviewed about 1 month ago

Inspiring Scotland - Increasing Understanding of Autism Programme

Funded by The Scottish Government, the programme will fund innovative projects that will engage non-autistic people to increase their understanding about autism, or support autistic people to access and participate in their communities.

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Fund Small Grants Fund

The Fund is open to smaller third sector organisations and constituted community groups that support parents and families who are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues at any point from pregnancy up to an infant’s third birthday.

Opened: 27th May 2021

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Inspiring Scotland - Equality and Human Rights Fund

Supports organisations that deliver work focussed on tackling inequality and discrimination, furthering equality, and advancing the realisation of human rights in Scotland.

Opened: 22nd Feb 2021

Last reviewed 2 months ago

Inspiring Scotland - Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund

The Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund will provide financial support to eligible Scottish charities delivering outdoor play-based opportunities for children.

Opened: 8th Apr 2021

Last reviewed 3 months ago

Inspiring Scotland - Delivering Equally Safe

Funded by The Scottish Government, the purpose of the Fund is to support delivery of the objectives of the Equally Safe strategy to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls.

Opened: 7th Dec 2020

Last reviewed 4 months ago

Cashback for Communities Phase 5

The CashBack for Communities Programme takes monies recovered through the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and invests them into community programmes and activities.

Opened: 20th May 2019

Last reviewed 5 months ago