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.


Vodafone are providing free mobile connectivity to support charities in the UK tackle digital exclusion. If you're a charity that needs support for digital inclusion programmes, you can apply for free Vodafone SIMs, each loaded with 20GB data plus unlimited calls and texts to be used over 6 months. You can use these however you like - for example, to help stay in touch with service users, or deliver training to people in need.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

Registered charities running digital inclusion programmes.

When to apply

Apply at any time. SIMs are available until 1 November 2022, or until supplies last.

Next deadline: 1 Nov 2022

How to apply

Apply online via the funder webiste.You can apply more than once as long as each application can show how your charity’s proposed use of the free connectivity would tackle digital exclusion, charities can apply as many times as they like. However, a previously-approved application is not a guarantee that future ones will be approved.Each application will be considered individually, regardless of how many applications have been submitted by each charity.

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Activites funded: General charitable activities Science & technology

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Black & Ethnic Minorities Carers Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families General public Homeless or badly housed Care experienced people Socially isolated people LGBTQI people People in poverty Rural communities Men Mental health conditions Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Refugees & asylum seekers Religious & Belief Groups Local communities Voluntary sector organisations Unemployed Victims of crime & abuse Volunteers Women & girls Young people Veterans & armed forces personnel Urban communities

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