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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.


Equipment grants are designed to help alleviate some of the financial pressure of funding specialist equipment for families who don’t have the means to pay for it themselves.

They provide grants for specialist disability equipment that isn’t available through statutory services. This includes, but isn’t limited to: In-home and mobile hoists; Orthopaedic beds, cots, and seating; Personal monitors and alarms; Sensory equipment; Defibrillators. See the Variety website for a full list.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

Non-profit making groups and organisations working with children up to, and including, the physical age of 18 years. These include statutory bodies (schools and hospitals), hospices and small registered charities. These applications must also be supported by a letter from medical professional.

When to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time of the year. There is a limit of one application per year.

How to apply

The guidelines and application form are available on the Variety website.

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Activites funded: Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Young people

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The Variety Club Children's Charity