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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 Better Places Fund will support additional or new seasonal ranger posts and visitor operations staff dealing with visitor management in “hot spot” locations in Scotland during the 2023 season.

The fund will support:

  1. Seasonal Rangers - visitor management: Funding for new and additional seasonal rangers with a visitor management remit.
  2. Visitor operations staff: Funding for new and additional seasonal staff with a visitor management remit.

The primary outcome for the fund is: Improved visitor experience, improved visitor behaviours and reduced impact on communities, land managers and the natural and cultural heritage.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

Applications are invited from constituted organisations, including local authorities, registered charities, trusts and community groups. Where applications are received from partnerships or organisations working collaboratively, a lead applicant must be identified.

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Application form available via the NatureScot website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Community facilities Environment

Beneficiaries funded: General public Rural communities Local communities

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