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.

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Foundation Scotland - Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme


The Baillie Gifford grants programme supports grass roots community organisations across the whole of Scotland. It replaces Foundation Scotland’s Express Grants programme.

Priorities for the programme are:

  • Children and families
  • Elderly
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Physically disabled
  • Homelessness
  • Women
  • Grassroots Sports

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Only constituted groups, with a governing document, can apply. Annual income in the most recent financial year must be less than £250,000.


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When to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions take approximately 10 weeks from receipt of your application.

How to apply

Online application form via Foundation Scotland website.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Education & training Environment Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Sport & physical activity

Beneficiaries funded: Children Families Homeless or badly housed Older people Physical disabilities Women & girls Young people

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