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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.

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Foundation Scotland - Baillie Gifford Community Awards


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

The fund will consider applications that fit at least one of the following priorities:

  • People affected by homelessness
  • People affected by substance abuse
  • People affected by domestic abuse
  • Food / financial / digital security
  • Veterans
  • Young people
  • People affected by loneliness
  • Care experienced young people
  • Education
  • Women
  • Children and families
  • The environment
  • The elderly
  • Health and disability
  • Grassroots sports
  • Improvements to IT equipment

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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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.

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 Befriending & mentoring Education & training Environment Financial advice & support General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Sport & physical activity Respite & holidays Social care & welfare Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families Homeless or badly housed Care experienced people Socially isolated people People in poverty Older people Ill-health Disabilities Physical disabilities Victims of crime & abuse Women & girls Young people Veterans & armed forces personnel

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