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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.


The fund aims to support projects that use sport and physical activity to raise awareness, tackle mental health stigmas, and support men with mental or physical health problems to become more active.

The fund will support a range of activities that can achieve this aim. For example. the GVC Fund could support:

  • Men's health projects
  • Community sport activities
  • Men's sheds
  • Mentoring projects
  • Social inclusion work

Projects must be working with adults (over 18s). The fund cannot support work with young people below this age. If your organisation works with a mixed age group, any activity you are applying for should only be for adults.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

You must be a constituted organisation with an annual income of less than £250,000 in your most recent annual accounts.

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When to apply

The next deadline is to be confirmed. Check the Foundation Scotland website for the most up to date details.

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation Scotland website.

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Activites funded: Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Employability services Health care & wellbeing Mental health care Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Men Mental health conditions Ill-health

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