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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.


Currently open funds

Firstport - Launch Me

LaunchMe is Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator. It prepares ambitious social enterprises and community organisations for growth so they can achieve social impact at scale.

Last reviewed about 1 month ago

Firstport - Social Innovation Challenge

The Social Innovation Challenge is a programme that funds and supports innovators to kick-start solutions that tackle some of the most pressing challenges of our time. The 2023 theme is focused on issues connected with the rising cost of living.

Opened: 12 Apr 2023
Next deadline: 31 Jul 2023

Last reviewed about 2 months ago

Firstport - Social Entrepreneurs - Boost It

Boost It helps social entrepreneurs in Scotland to strengthen their businesses so they can successfully increase trading. It targets those social enterprises who need to increase their levels of trading, rather than those looking to scale up.

Last reviewed 4 months ago

Firstport - Social Entrepreneurs Fund - Start It

Start It awards are for individuals with an innovative business idea which addresses a social, environmental and/or community issue.

Last reviewed 4 months ago

Currently closed funds

Firstport - Social Entrepreneurs - Build It

Build It is for social entrepreneurs who have tried and tested a social enterprise idea and want to turn it into their full-time job.

Last reviewed about 2 months ago