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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Inspiring Scotland - Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund


The Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund will provide financial support to eligible Scottish charities delivering outdoor play-based opportunities for children. It will support Scottish registered charities operating in areas of disadvantage (top 20%of SIMD).

It is expected that these interventions will broadly follow the Play Ranger model. However, recognising the importance of support for family play, this year’s funding has widened to include a focus on supporting parents and facilitating family play. Charities can seek to work with children and their families to encourage them to play and learn together, help to improve attachments, strengthen bonds and parental confidence in supporting their children’s play.

This funding is for outdoor play only, therefore structured sports activities and sport related training are not eligible.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

Registered Scottish charities providing free outdoor play provision for children.


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When to apply

Currently closed. The last deadline was 26 April 2021.

How to apply

Apply online via funder website.

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Activites funded: Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Children Families

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