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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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Micro Grants to Support Communities with Vaccines & Testing


Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation has provided funding to support micro-grants to community organisations based across Edinburgh and the Lothians who are supporting groups and communities experiencing vaccine/testing inequality.

The fund will support groups like carers; black, Asian and minority ethnic communities; homeless people; people with mental health conditions; SIMD areas, to get vaccinated and/or tested.

Funding can support a range of activities including:

  • Reproducing materials/post (e.g. printing and mailing public health information leaflets)
  • Contribution to a newsletter (e.g. staff time, printing)
  • Interpretation and translation costs (written or oral)
  • Transport costs to and from vaccination/testing centres
  • Contributions to staff time for supporting individual clients (talking over vaccine/testing issues, answering questions, accompanying to vaccination/testing centres)
  • Contributions to staff time for supporting individual clients (doing follow-up welfare visits after vaccination, supporting people to report LFT results online)
  • COVID safe ‘events’ in person or online for supporting groups of clients (talking over vaccine/testing issues, answering questions)

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: East Lothian Edinburgh Midlothian West Lothian

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Premium information

When to apply

Applications are now open and will be considered on a first come first served basis.

How to apply

Download the application form from the EVOC website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Carers Homeless or badly housed People in poverty Mental health conditions

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