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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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Crown Estate Scotland - Community Capacity Grants Programme


The purpose of the Community Capacity Grants Programme is to provide early stage financial support for community enterprise projects that contribute to local regeneration and sustainable development and, ultimately, help create great places to live, work and visit.

Crown Estate Scotland’s Community Capacity Grants Programme is looking for local projects with demonstrable community support that will help achieve the following objectives:

  1. Contribute to the regeneration of places through improvements to buildings or community spaces, making these places more attractive, accessible, and beneficial to the community.
  2. Create self-sustaining community enterprises that will promote sustainable development through the provision of local economic, social, and/or environmental benefits.

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Geographical areas funded: Midlothian Aberdeenshire Highland Moray Dumfries & Galloway

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Who can apply

The fund is open to all communities that are situated in the following areas: up to 5 miles from coastal and estuarine foreshore in Scotland; or up to 5 miles from the Scottish Crown Estate’s four rural estates (Glenlivet, Fochabers, Whitehills and Applegirth).

A map of the eligible areas can be found on the Foundation Scotland website.

When to apply

Currently closed to expressions of interest.

How to apply

Applications follow a two stage process: Stage 1 is a short online expression of interest which is accessed via the Foundation Scotland website. Eligible applications will be invited to complete a full application at Stage 2.

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Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Community facilities Environment Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: Rural communities Local communities

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