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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.


This fund seeks to increase the diversity of people in the arts, screen and creative industries by supporting a broad range of activities that can help applicants develop themselves, their creative and professional practice, their capacity or to support them to take professional and creative risks.

For example, your project can help you make work with new collaborators or in an unfamiliar context. Another example could be developing an existing piece of work so that it could be shown to a different audience or experienced in a new environment. Your project can include research, development and delivery activities in a single application.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

The Fund is open to individual creative practitioners, organisations, groups and networks in the arts, screen and creative industries.

They particularly encourage applications from individuals who self–identify as sharing one or more protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010; or from groups/organisations which are either minority-led or which focus on working with and for those who share one or more protected characteristics.

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How to apply

Application form and guidance on the funder website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Homeless or badly housed Care experienced people LGBTQI people Disabilities Victims of crime & abuse Women & girls

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