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 over the age of 50 in Scotland and England. Examples of grants include, financial assistance with transport, with furniture and home repairs, purchase of computers and equipment, grants towards wellbeing, winter fuel costs and rental arrears.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

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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 deadline for the next round of applications is to be confirmed. The last deadline was 16 May 2021.

How to apply

Apply online

Contact information

Activites funded: Science & technology

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged

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