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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 Swire Charitable Trust awards grants via three funding programmes

  • Opportunity: Improving life changes, realising potential
  • Environment and Heritage: Connecting people to the environment
  • Heritage: Regeneration through restoration.

They prioritise charities that operate in some of the most economically disadvantaged parts of the UK and work with people from the most challenged backgrounds.

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue, Core costs
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Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

UK registered charities.


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When to apply

At any time.

Requests for up to £25,000 are considered at Monthly Grants Committee Meetings, with larger requests reviewed at Quarterly Trustees Meetings (usually held in January, April, July and October).

How to apply

Complete the online elbiglity test on the funder website. If elbigle, you will be directed to the full application form.

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Activites funded: Education & training Employability services Environment Financial advice & support Heritage & building preservation Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged People in poverty Offenders & ex-offenders Local communities Victims of crime & abuse Young people Veterans & armed forces personnel

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