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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.


The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK provides grants to charities and some not-for-profit organisations. As a general rule, the Foundation provides grants to fund or part-fund the capital costs of a new project. The Trustees favour innovative projects that are less than 5 years old.

The Foundation provides grants to organisations in the following categories below. Check the Foundation website for specific criteria for each category:

  1. Promotion and education of organic farming, non-domestic animal husbandry and veterinary science
  2. Visual and performing arts
  3. Medical research
  4. Relief of disability and severe illness
  5. The preservation of buildings of architectural or historical significance
  6. The accommodation of those in need

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

Registered charities, community interest companies, and registered societies. Maximum income caps apply depending on the category of grant you are applying for. Check Foundation website for full details.

When to apply

You may only submit an application when it is accepting applications, as indicated on the Foundation's website. Applications received at any other time will be not be considered.

The Trustees meet four times a year and aim to consider 30 applications at each trustee meeting.

How to apply

Application form available via the Foundation website. Applications must be sent by email.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Animal welfare Arts & culture Education & training Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation Research

Beneficiaries funded: Homeless or badly housed People in poverty Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments

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