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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.


CAF provides social investment loans which are unsecured (which means they don't take a charge or security against your assets). Investments are tailored to the needs of the organisations they finance and can be used for specific projects or to support day-to-day working capital. They can provide loans to support growth or cashflow needs, build affordable homes and get social enterprises started.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue, Core costs

Fund award sizes

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Notes on award amounts: Premium information

Who can apply

They support charities, social enterprises and community groups which are incorporated in the UK. You must have been trading for at least one year and have an annual turnover of at least £60,000.

When to apply

At any time

How to apply

Fill in the short online form via the funder website and a member of the team will get back to you to discuss your ideas.

Contact information

Activites funded: General charitable activities

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities Voluntary sector organisations

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Last reviewed about 2 months ago

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