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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The Robertson Trust - Community Building Grants


Community Building Grants are aimed at charities helping people and communities in Scotland who are experiencing (or at risk of experiencing) poverty, trauma or both.

With this capital funding, they want to support the physical development and/or improvement of buildings that will be used to host or deliver a range of work addressing the impacts of poverty and/or trauma under one or more of the following themes:

  • Financial wellbeing,
  • Emotional wellbeing and relationships
  • Educational and work pathways.

See funder website for details of target groups.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

You must be a registered charity with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2 million

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When to apply

Currently closed to to a high volume of applications.

How to apply

The application form and guidance are available from the Robertson Trust website.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Advocacy Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Disaster & emergency services Education & training Employability services Environment Financial advice & support Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Mental health care Organisational development & capacity building Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Carers Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families Homeless or badly housed Care experienced people Socially isolated people LGBTQI people People in poverty Rural communities Mental health conditions Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Refugees & asylum seekers Local communities Unemployed Victims of crime & abuse Volunteers Women & girls Young people

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