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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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Edinburgh Community Solar Cooperative - Community Fund


Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative raises capital from the public to place solar panel installations on City of Edinburgh Council buildings (schools, leisure centres and other council owned buildings). As well as paying annual returns to investors, they allocate part of their profits to community causes that benefit the people of Edinburgh.

Grants are now available for community-focused organisations in Edinburgh that wish to:

  • purchase equipment
  • provide additional activities
  • provide education to reduce carbon
  • install small-scale renewable to their premises
  • make environmental improvements to their buildings

They have a particular focus on:

  • Children and young people
  • Older people (55+)
  • The environment and sustainability
  • Outdoor education
  • Sports clubs

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Geographical areas funded: Edinburgh

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Schools and Leisure Centres in Edinburgh. Registered charities or community organisations (with a bank account) operating within Edinburgh. You must have a dedicated bank account.

When to apply

Currently closed. Last open 22 May - 31 July 2023.

How to apply

Download the application from the Fund website and submit via email to the address provided.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Transport Education & training Environment Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Mental health care Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Energy

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Socially isolated people People in poverty Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Local communities Voluntary sector organisations Young people Urban communities

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Edinburgh Community Solar Cooperative

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