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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Benefit Take-up and Income Maximisation Funds


There are two funds available. The Scottish Benefits Take-Up Fund is to assist organisations who are preparing their services and staff to support people who will be applying for Scottish benefits. Examples could be staff training; development of materials; development of internal systems and processes; procurement of IT systems.

The Income Maximisation Fund is to assist organisations who support people to increase their household incomes – ensuring people are aware of the financial support available to them. Examples could be targeted community events; development of a financial support ‘health check’ tool.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Eligible applicants can be charitable or third sector organisations who support those who will be applying for benefits delivered by Social Security Scotland


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When to apply

Currently closed. The closing date for applications was midnight on 31st January 2020

How to apply

Application form and guidance on the website. You can apply for one or both funds. If you are a small organisation (with an annual turnover below £200,000) you qualify for free application support from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations on behalf of the Scottish Government. Contact

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Activites funded: Advice & information Financial advice & support

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged

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