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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.

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LNER - Customer and Community Improvement Fund


The Customer and Community Investment Fund (CCIF), is a funding scheme for community projects. The fund allows LNER to work in partnership with charities, their customers and the communities located along the LNER route.

They are looking for projects that support the key themes of:

  • Mental health: Creating a culture of positive mental health, bringing people and communities together and taking positive action to prevent suicide.
  • Education and employability skills: A focus on building skills, promoting employability and education amongst marginalised groups by investing in the skills requirements of now and the future.
  • Diversity and inclusion: Supporting diverse and inclusive community projects, creating opportunities for learning and the social mobility of vulnerable groups.
  • Environmental Sustainability: By providing support to environmental projects and encouraging sustainable mobility, our aim is to reduce the impact of congestion on our customers and communities, cutting emissions and improving air quality.

Geographical areas funded: Falkirk Fife Stirling East Lothian Edinburgh Midlothian West Lothian Glasgow North Lanarkshire Aberdeenshire Highland Scottish Borders Dundee Perth & Kinross

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Premium information
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Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts: Premium information

Who can apply

Registered charities, community groups and other not-for-profits which are based within 10-15 miles of the East Coast Mainline railway route. See map on funder website to check eligibility.

When to apply

Currently closed. This is an annual fund, last open from 22 February - 2 April 2021.

How to apply

Apply online via the funder website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Education & training Environment Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities General public LGBTQI people Mental health conditions Women & girls

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