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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 Innovation Fund has an emphasis on supporting ideas that are new and/or experimental solutions in the field of marine conservation. The innovation may be aimed either at addressing root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK, or or at preventing/reducing negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments/species.

The Innovation Fund applications will be judged against the following criteria:

  • Degree of innovation and creativity
  • Potential for impact on coastal and marine environment and/or specific
  • Value for money
  • Deliverability and sustainability

See guidelines on the funder website for full details of criteria.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

They welcome applications from all types of organisations, both not-for-profits and companies, who have an idea or a project they believe is a genuinely new and untested solution to the UK's marine conservation challenges.


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When to apply

The closing date for applications is 18 June 2021.

Next deadline: 18th Jun 2021

How to apply

Complete the application form available on the funder website and return via email.

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Activites funded: Environment

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