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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 organisation's objectives are:

  • the advancement of the arts, heritage and culture, including (but not restricted to) promoting, developing and ensuring the practice and enjoyment of the arts, including music, the visual arts, theatre and literature as the directors in their absolute and uncontrolled discretion think fit;
  • without prejudice to the forgoing generality, the charity will have a particular focus on Scottish organisations and individuals resident in Scotland.

Applications can be submitted for support for expenses associated with the delivery of services. or for capital projects.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Notes on award amounts: Premium information

Who can apply

Charities registered in the UK and other ‘not for profit’ organisations, including: Voluntary or unincorporated associations; Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations (SCIOs) or companies limited by guarantee; Trusts; Community Interest Companies (CICs); Co-operatives; and Public sector organisations.


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When to apply

Applications are considered at meetings held throughout the year. There is no deadline for submissions, but applicants should be aware that it may take up to 4 months to receive a decision.

How to apply

Application form available via funder website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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