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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.


The Foundation is funded by Leeds Building Society and its members. Their small grants provide funding to projects that support those in need of a safe and secure home. Your project must meet one or more of their funding themes:

  • Sustainability
  • Health
  • Financial stress
  • Education and advice
  • Accessibility
  • Security and refuge.

They focus on people who either live or work in the areas served by the Society's branches which are located throughout the UK. In Scotland they have branches in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Geographical areas funded: Edinburgh Glasgow Aberdeen

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Who can apply

For Small Grants you must be a registered charity with a turnover of less than £1 million. Their large grants scheme is only open to organisations based in or delivering work in Yorkshire and/or the North East of England.

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When to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be considered at the next scheduled meeting. Upcoming cut off dates are:

  • 9 September 2024
  • 11 November 2024

If your application is successful, you’ll be contacted within eight weeks after the meeting date.

Next deadline: 9 Sep 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation website.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged Homeless or badly housed People in poverty Ill-health Disabilities

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