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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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Impact Funding Partners - Social Isolation & Loneliness Fund 2023 - 2026


The aim of this fund is to support projects and organisations to facilitate progress towards the priorities of A Connected Scotland (2018) strategy, and contribute to the recovery and reduction in societal harm associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, and mitigate the impact of the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Funded organisations must work towards achieving one or more of these four outcomes:

  1. Understanding increases around social isolation and loneliness and causes/impacts, along with understanding of what works to reduce it
  2. Social isolation and loneliness are reduced
  3. Harm resulting from the effects of social isolation and loneliness is reduced
  4. The conditions which help to reduce social isolation and loneliness are increasingly widespread

Eligible activities must take place between 1 August 2023 and 31 July 2026.

Full details are available in on the Impact Funding Partners website.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Open to third sector organisations and community groups. You do not need to be a registered charity, although your constitution/set of rules should make clear that funds will only be spent on purposes established in the constitution and not distributed amongst members.

There is no income threshold but it is expected that approximately 70% of the funding will be allocated to smaller community organisations (defined as an annual income of below £500,000).

When to apply

The deadline for expressions of interest is 31 March 2023.

Next deadline: 31 Mar 2023

How to apply

There is a two stage application process. Stage one is an expression of interest and if successful, you will be invited to submit a full Stage 2 application. The Expression of Interest form is available via the Impact Funding Partners website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Mental health care Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Carers Homeless or badly housed Care experienced people Socially isolated people LGBTQI people Mental health conditions Older people Disabilities Refugees & asylum seekers

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