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 - Islands Communities Fund


The Island Communities Fund supports the grassroots delivery of the National Islands Plan. Projects will help islands to thrive through community-led initiatives that contribute to ongoing population priorities through ‘shovel-ready’, green infrastructure activities that can play their part in re-shaping and enhancing communities as part of a green economic recovery and to support resilient, successful and sustainable futures for our islands.

Applicants must have a clear focus on developing sustainable economic activities on islands, through job creation, sustainable employment and the safeguarding of jobs. A strong emphasis is required, on how projects will contribute to Scotland’s fair and just transition to net zero and to climate resilient living on islands, while also supporting COVID-19 recovery and increased community resilience.

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Geographical areas funded: Argyll & Bute Highland Na h-Eileanan Siar Orkney Shetland

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Who can apply

Scottish island business, organisations or community groups

When to apply

Closed on 16 July 2021.

How to apply

Apply online via the funder website.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Community facilities Environment Science & technology

Beneficiaries funded: Rural communities Local communities

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