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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 Murdoch Trust exists to provide financial relief and support for amateur and professional scientists, who have a practical interest in the pursuit of science in any of its forms.

Examples of grants include:

  • Financial assistance with transport.
  • Financial assistance with furniture and home repairs.
  • Purchase of computers and equipment.
  • Grants for well-being and care.
  • Personal expenses.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Amateur or professional scientists over the age of 50. There is a preference for individuals living in Scotland, or with a clear Scottish connection, but people from elsewhere in the UK are also eligible. Organisations whose purposes align with those of the Murdoch Trust may also apply.

When to apply

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

How to apply

Apply online via the Trust's website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Science & technology

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged

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The Murdoch Charitable Trust

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