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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.


Funding for work to support the autonomy, liberty and civil rights of autistic, neurodiverse and disabled people. They currently have two open grant programmes:

Access to legal advice for disabled people: This programme runs once a year and provides grants to projects providing better access to free legal advice and representation for disabled people on benefits, debt, housing, homelessness, community care, personal liberty, and equal access to goods and services. There are no restrictions on what the grant can be used for provided the funding furthers access to justice for disabled people.

Grants will be awarded by a panel of 10-12 people people with lived experience of disability and learned experience of legal advice. The panel will also help shape the direction of this programme.

Holiday activity schemes for autistic children and young people: This programme runs once a year and provides grants for holiday play and activity schemes for autistic children and young people.

For full guidance on each of the programme areas, please visit the Trust website.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland UK

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When to apply

  • Holiday activity schemes: Open until the end of February 2024.
  • Access to legal advice: Now closed for applications

How to apply

Contact the Three Guineas Trust via email if you are a good fit.

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Activites funded: Health care & wellbeing Recreation & social activities Respite & holidays Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: Children Disabilities Learning disabilities Victims of crime & abuse

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