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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's core goal is to help small groups of people who are getting together to make a difference in their communities. They are especially interested in helping groups that are starting up and need a little seed money to help them get going.

They usually make very small grants to very small projects who often find it hard to appeal to larger and more formal funding bodies.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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When to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time.

How to apply

See the Trust's website for details of what to include in your application. Applications should be sent via as a plain text email, not in an attachment. Do not send hard-copies.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Disaster & emergency services Education & training Employability services General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation Mental health care Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Religious activities Science & technology Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Black & Ethnic Minorities Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families Homeless or badly housed Care experienced people Socially isolated people LGBTQI people People in poverty Rural communities 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 Unemployed Victims of crime & abuse Women & girls Young people Urban communities

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