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.

Currently Closed

CO-OP Foundation - Community Spaces Loan Fund


This fund offers interest-free loans for enterprising ideas to improve community spaces and build stronger communities. This could include venues such as parks and community centres that need regular income so they can continue to meet the needs of people who use them, love them, and rely on them for local services and social contact. Organisations must be thinking about growing their trading activities to generate more sustainable income.

The interest-free loans have no repayments for the first year, while your trading activities are developing. If you are based in a more deprived area, or your work mainly benefits more disadvantaged members of the community, they might also be able to offer some grant funding alongside a loan.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Premium information

Notes on award amounts: Premium information

Who can apply

Organisations run for the benefit of the community.

When to apply

Currently paused.

How to apply

Expression of interest form on the funder website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: General public Rural communities Local communities Urban communities

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Last reviewed 3 months ago

All funds from this funder

Co-operative Community Investment Foundation