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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 programme provides specialist support for social entrepreneurs to help them grow as social leaders. They combine cash and coaching to help nurture ideas and grow impact. It doesn't matter what stage of development your social venture is at. It can be an idea on paper, or a social venture in practice already.

They have two focus areas:

  • Healthy aging - help the UK become a better place to grow old.
  • Access to employment - helping people into good jobs and meaningful employment, particularly those who are currently denied those opportunities.

They are committed to 50% of our awards going to Black, Asian and minority ethnic social entrepreneurs, and/or disabled social entrepreneurs across our funding programmes.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Scotland UK

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Type of funding:
Grant, Other resources
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Who can apply

They can support you if you are:

  • Aged 16 and over
  • Living in and working to benefit people in the United Kingdom
  • Willing to participate in a learning experience
  • Have a real social impact
  • Fulfil a clear need and demand and have clear outputs and goals

When to apply

They recommend submitting your application as soon as possible. Applications can be submitted at any time, with cut off dates every three months.

Next deadline: 30 Jun 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the UnLtd website.

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Activites funded: Employability services Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Older people Unemployed

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UnLtd Scotland

  • Charity registered in Scotland SC032445
  • Caledonian Exchange 19a Canning Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8HE
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