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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.

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The Trust supports applications for projects which empower people to move on with their lives and fulfil their potential, where they would otherwise not have the opportunity. Self-help projects are particularly welcome. The Trust will also consider projects relating to counselling, HIV, recovery from drug addiction, projects which help prisoners or ex-prisoners, mental health projects, innovative arts and crafts projects, projects supporting refugees and asylum seekers projects supporting women and projects supporting men recovering from sexual abuse.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Who can apply

Organisations with a clear governing document/ constitution and an annual income of less than £250,000.

Maximum annual income:

When to apply

At any time.

How to apply

Please contact Linda Phillips on or call 0141 341 4960 for an application form.

Contact information

Activites funded: Advocacy Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Health care & wellbeing Mental health care Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Men Mental health conditions Offenders & ex-offenders Refugees & asylum seekers Victims of crime & abuse

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Last reviewed 2 months ago

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