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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Renfrewshire Council - Community Empowerment Fund


The purpose of the fund is to support community organisations to acquire and develop community assets. It will support and develop community organisations with a specific focus on assisting those organisations that wish to acquire and develop community assets in three ways:

  • Project: Support the development of the Business Plan for an asset
  • Organisation: Develop the organisational capacity to manage and develop an asset
  • Property: Upfront investment in assets prior to or after transfer

The fund is designed to support the development of community organisations and build their capacity to undertake potential asset transfers.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Renfrewshire

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Premium information

Notes on award amounts: Premium information

Who can apply

Any constituted voluntary or community organisation can apply. It should be noted that organisations must be 'Community Transfer Bodies' to be eligible for Community Asset Transfer. While this is not a requirement for applications to this fund, organisations should be aware of and working towards this status.

When to apply

Applications for the funding will be considered throughout the year.

How to apply

Applications to the Community Empowerment Fund are made on Renfrewshire Council's standard Application Form for Voluntary and Community Organisations available on the Council website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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