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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: 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.

They are happy to offer unrestricted grants to charities whose work is closely aligned with their funding priorities.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue, Core costs
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Who can apply

UK registered charities.

When to apply

They run a rolling programme with regular meetings, so there are no deadlines. Once you have submitted your application it will be assigned to the next available meeting. You can expect to receive an outcome within 2-3 months of submission.

How to apply

Complete the online eligibility test on the funder website. If eligible, 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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