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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#ShiftthePower Scotland Comic Relief Programme


#ShiftThePower supports organisations with passionate people to make meaningful change in their communities.

Your work should fit into one of the two strategic themes:

  • Gender Justice: contributing to gender equality by reducing violence and discrimination based on gender and sexuality alongside increased opportunity, empowerment, and understanding for women, girls, and LGBTQI+ community.
  • A Safe Place to Be: supporting people who have experienced homelessness or have been forced from their homes in order to live safely. This includes enabling people who have faced or are facing homelessness to resolve their situation and get support as well as supporting those who have been forced from their homes to build a new life, free from conflict, persecution, or trafficking. Groups to be supported are those affected by homelessness, including refugees and asylum seekers.

People with lived experience of the strategic themes are central to this programme and they are particularly interested in organisations where projects and services are initiated and led by people with lived experience.

There are two other #ShiftThePower themes (Mental Health Matters or Children Survive and Thrive— for children under age 5), which will open separately later in 2021.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Grassroots organisations and charities with an income of £400,000 or less.

Maximum annual income:


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When to apply

The fund will close at 12 noon on 20 August 2021.

Next deadline: 20th Aug 2021

How to apply

Application form and guidance are on the funder website. To support those interested in applying, Corra Foundation will be holding information sessions. See the website for details and to sign up.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Citizenship & community involvement Health care & wellbeing Mental health care Social care & welfare Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: Homeless or badly housed LGBTQI people Mental health conditions Refugees & asylum seekers Victims of crime & abuse Women & girls

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