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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The Robertson Trust - Partners in Change


Partners in Change has been established to support work which aims to change how services and supports addressing poverty and/or trauma are designed and delivered. The fund will support organisations to test new ways of working, replicate an intervention which has been trialled successfully elsewhere, or scale up a successful service/support.

Organisations should be seeking to address one or more of the following issues:

  • Financial wellbeing: tackling the financial and material effects of poverty on people and communities
  • Emotional wellbeing and relationships: ensuring people have emotional wellbeing, and confidence and strength in their relationships with others
  • Educational and work pathways: equipping people for the future by supporting learning and skills

Organisations should be working in a focussed way with at least one of the prioritised demographic groups. Details of these can be found in the fund guidance.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

Organisations who wish to develop approaches to drive positive change in the design and delivery of services and supports for people in Scotland who are facing poverty, trauma or both. Eligible organisations are:

  • Registered Charities
  • Asset Locked Community Interest Companies
  • Housing Associations
  • Credit Unions
Minimum annual income:


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When to apply

Expressions of Interest closed on 3 June 2021.

How to apply

The application process for Partners in Change is in two stages: an initial expression of interest followed by a full application.Read the full guidance and submit your application via the online form on the funder website.

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Activites funded: Education & training Employability services Financial advice & support Health care & wellbeing

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Children Families People in poverty Rural communities Older people Disabilities Refugees & asylum seekers Women & girls Young people

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