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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.

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Foundation Scotland - Baillie Gifford Multi-Year Awards


This fund is aimed at supporting grassroots community organisations across Scotland. Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate a fit with one of the following priorities:

  • Reducing isolation in Scotland’s communities: this includes all forms of isolation whether due to health, disability, rurality, or projects which aim to tackle barriers to inclusion.
  • Supporting financial inclusion: this can include food poverty-related projects and those that seek to maximise the income of families that may be struggling due to the impact of Universal Credit, disability, in work poverty and so on.
  • Overcoming homelessness: this includes any work to tackle homelessness in our communities.
  • Improving employability and enterprise, particularly in young people.
  • One grant will be to a local sports club to help people participate in grassroots sport.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Revenue, Core costs

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Constituted groups who have an annual income of less than £250,000, unless applying under financial inclusion or homelessness priority where no income cap applies.

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When to apply

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

How to apply

Apply online via Foundation Scotland website.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Employability services Financial advice & support Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged Homeless or badly housed Socially isolated people People in poverty Unemployed Young people

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