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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.


Soirbheas provide grants mostly funded by the Corrimony windfarm. The Tier 2 & 3 funding the objectives are:

  • improving the energy efficiency of the housing within our communities
  • strengthening the local economy by encouraging new businesses and encouraging employment and training opportunities; protecting our environment for future generations
  • improving the quality of life of the elderly and vulnerable, including young people, within our communities.

The beneficiaries of projects must be resident in the Glen Urquhart or Strathglass Community Council areas.

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Geographical areas funded: Highland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

Only constituted voluntary groups can apply with a minimum management committee of three people.

When to apply

Upcoming deadlines for initial applications are:

  • Tier 2: Deadlines fall on the first of most months (check the funder website for a full list of dates)
  • Tier 3: The next deadline for expressions of interest is 16 September 2024.

How to apply

Application form and guidance available on the Soirbheas.

For Tier 3 grants it’s essential that you get in touch to discuss your project prior to submitting an Expression of Interest form, for other grants it's recommended that you get in touch to discuss your application.

Contact details for each Tier are available on the Soirbheas website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Education & training Environment Heritage & building preservation Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Energy

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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