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.


This programme will fund work supporting the UK’s most vulnerable, disadvantaged and/or under-represented women and girls to:

  • Improve their mental health and wellbeing, gaining confidence, tools, skills and support to sustain those improvements; and/or
  • Improve their financial resilience, increasing their routes out of poverty, gaining confidence, tools, skills and support to secure a stable financial future.

They will also build stronger women’s organisations that are more sustainable and better able to meet the needs of women and girls.

They will prioritise:

  • organisations with a track record of similar work
  • applications which focus on sustainable improvement in the lives of women and girls
  • work to empower women and girls and which takes an asset-based approach
  • work to address intersectionality
  • focus on excluded and /or under-represented women

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

You must meet all of the requirements to apply:

  • You are a not-for-profit organisation run predominantly by, for and with women
  • You have a written governing document
  • You have a governing body with at least three unrelated members
  • You have a UK-based bank or building society account with at least two unrelated signatories
  • You have been active for at least one year and can produce annual accounts for a whole year
  • You have an appropriate safeguarding policy in place
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When to apply


How to apply

Complete online application form via the funder website. See the Fund website to register for an information webinar.

Contact information

Activites funded: Advice & information Befriending & mentoring Education & training Employability services Financial advice & support Mental health care

Beneficiaries funded: People in poverty Mental health conditions Women & girls

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