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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.


Boost It is designed to help social enterprises that have been trading for up to three years to strengthen their business to reach a point of sustainable trading. It can also help new social enterprises if they need an injection of capital to get their business up and running.

You can apply for repayable grant which can be spent on a variety of costs including (but not limited to): salaries, stock, large capital purchases, or investing in digital infrastructure.

The panel are looking for enterprises that can show evidence of income generation and measurable social impact, as well as those that can realistically service repayments over the 2-5 years.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Boost It is for legally constituted social enterprises that have been trading for up to three years but needs further support to increase trading activity and become sustainable.

When to apply

Expressions of interest can be submitted at any time.

How to apply

Complete an expression of interest form via the Firstport website. For more information, contact Firstport using the contact form on their website or by phone.

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Activites funded: Environment Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: Voluntary sector organisations

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