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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.

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The Conservation Volunteers - The Chestnut Fund


The Chestnut Fund is part of TCV’s commitment to support Community Network members. The fund makes grants available to encourage and enable community groups to carry out conservation activities. The applications are considered and administered by TCV Chestnut Fund Committee.

The grants fall into two categories:

Start-up grants

  • For groups who have little or no money when they are first set up and are available to groups in their first year of existence. The grant will enable them to begin practical work and will cover administrative expenses, e.g. postage, publicity, hire of meeting rooms, telephone bills and/or insurance fees.

Support grants

  • For groups who have little or no money for tools, equipment and training. This grant is available to all groups, regardless of how long they have been constituted.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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When to apply

Apply at any time. The Chestnut Fund committee meets every 6 weeks to discuss new applications.

How to apply

Complete the application form available to download from the TCV website.

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Activites funded: Environment

Beneficiaries funded: General public Local communities Volunteers

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