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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.

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Foundation Scotland - Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund Grant Programme


The Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund grant programme is Scotland wide and is seeking applications from projects supporting older people facing loneliness and isolation.

Projects must meet one of the following themes:

  • Improve older people's access to social activity
  • Reduce feelings of loneliness or isolation in older people
  • Increase the availability of local projects or activity which supports older people
  • Respond to local social or economic needs

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

All applicants must fit Foundation Scotland's funding criteria. Full details are available on the funder website.

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When to apply

The deadline for applications is 4pm on 2 August 2021. Decisions will be communicated via email by the end of September 2021.

Next deadline: 2nd Aug 2021

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation Scotland website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged Older people

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