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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.

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Shetland Community Benefit Fund - Advance Grant Scheme


The Advanced Grant Scheme is financed by the Viking Community Fund during the estimated four year construction phase of the Viking Energy Wind Farmland. The strategic objective of the fund is to help "sustain and develop Shetland's communities".

Only projects recommended by a local community council will be supported. Funding is dependent on the condition that the project is sustainable without further funding from the scheme.

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Geographical areas funded: Shetland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Only projects supported by one of the islands’ 18 community councils can qualify for funding.

When to apply

Applications can be made at any time.

How to apply

Application forms can be found on the Fund website and on completion should be submitted via email. There are two tiers for applications – Tier One for small projects of £50 – £500 and Tier Two for projects over £500. If you want to apply for funding over £5,000 you must first email a summary of the proposal with costs before any application is submitted.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Education & training Environment General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation Mental health care Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Science & technology Social care & welfare Energy

Beneficiaries funded: Rural communities Local communities Voluntary sector organisations

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Shetland Community Benefit Fund Ltd

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