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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.


Grants are targeted to further the potential and opportunity of children and young people who are surviving abuse, at risk of or experiencing homelessness, caring for a loved one, and challenged by addiction (either personally or through a member of their family).

They have several funding streams, each with slightly different eligibility criteria. See the Foundation website for full details:

  • Project Funding: Grants for charities to deliver a project for young people, aged 16 years old or under, aligned to the prioritised themes.
  • Shine Bright: Grants for charities to purchase educational, wellbeing, or recreational items for young people, aged 16 years old or under, aligned to the prioritised themes.
  • Social Impact: Grants aligned to awareness days (see list on fund website). A maximum of three charities will be shortlisted for each award, with the7stars agency team voting on which charity will be awarded.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Application rounds are:

  • 1 December – 31 January for March funding review
  • 1 March – 30 April for June funding review
  • 1 July – 31 August for October funding review

Next deadline: 31 Aug 2024

How to apply

Application form available via the Foundation website. Please read the full guidance for the relevant funding stream before applying.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Education & training Employability services Financial advice & support Respite & holidays Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Carers Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Homeless or badly housed Care experienced people Young people

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