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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 Trust provides funding which could help small organisations pay for various running costs, such as volunteer expenses, training days, equipment maintenance and other core outgoings.

Grants are unrestricted and provides long-term core funding. The Trust aims to build long-standing relationships with successful applicants and, subject to an annual review, continue its support over time.

The areas funded by the Trust are:

  • Social welfare
  • Environmental causes and animal welfare
  • Healthcare and medical research
  • Education and training
  • Arts and heritage

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Core costs

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Who can apply

Applicants must be a registered charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator or the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. This does not include Community Interest Companies (CICs).

Charities must have been established for more than one financial year and able to provide a full set of their most recent Annual Report and Accounts, or the equivalent financial information if their annual income is under £25,000.

When to apply

There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time. Applications are processed on an on-going basis and you will usually hear within 2 months.

How to apply

There is no standard application form. Applications must include a cover letter (one to two sides) and full set of the most recent Annual Report and Accounts. Applications should be made in writing to the Trust.

Charities must be able to provide a full set of their most recent Annual Report and Accounts, or the equivalent financial information if their annual income is under £25,000.

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Activites funded: Animal welfare Arts & culture Education & training Environment Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families General public Care experienced people Socially isolated people People in poverty Older people Ill-health Disabilities Local communities Young people

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