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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.


Accelerate is a programme of free business and organisational support targeted at third sector organisations and community groups who are not trading. They will work alongside you to look at a variety of strategies to help ensure the work you deliver in your communities is secure and sustainable.

Support could be used to:

  • Develop marketing plans
  • Look at other funding options
  • Explore new trading ideas
  • Plan financially and work on budgets
  • Improve branding
  • Work on a business plan
  • Strengthen your Board
  • Look at your legal structure
  • Find digital solutions

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Staff time, Other resources
Type of cost:

Fund award sizes

Notes on award amounts:
Premium information

Who can apply

Third Sector groups and community organisations who are:

  • Based in Scotland and delivering benefits in Scotland
  • Asset locked (non profit distributing)
  • Constituted or pre-constituted
  • Non trading (not taking a social enterprise or commercial approach)
  • Willing to make change to their organisation to become more sustainable

When to apply

Apply at any time.

How to apply

Complete the Expression of Interest form on the Community Enterprise website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: Voluntary sector organisations

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