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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.

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Friends of the National Libraries Grants


The fund helps regional, national and specialist libraries, archives and museums acquire books, manuscripts and archives that they could not otherwise afford. You can apply for a grant towards the purchase of rare printed books; manuscripts; archives of historical, literary, artistic, architectural, musical or other interest; and also fine bindings.

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

The National Libraries and the libraries of national museums; record offices and archives services; university and specialist libraries; any museum, gallery or collecting institution to which the public has reasonable access and which, in the opinion of the Trustees, constitutes a proper repository for the proposed acquisition.


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When to apply

Applications should be received by 1 March, 1 June or 1 November. Urgent applications (in the case of a looming auction deadline for example) can be considered at any time.

Next deadline: 1st Jun 2021

How to apply

Complete the online form via funder website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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