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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.


U18 Better Starts is an Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at supporting a broad range of activities for children under the age of 18 which contribute towards transforming communities and improving children’s lives, as well as funding to strengthen their volunteering.

There are four options to choose from under this grant. You must be clear from the outset which one you are applying for. It’s also possible to apply for a combination. The options are:

  • Providing Essentials: Providing the essentials to address an immediate need and/or situation.
  • Transform/Improve: Funding to transform and/or improve a space/activity.
  • Connect Together: Funding to bring people together, encouraging community connections.
  • Volunteering: Funding to support volunteer costs enabling them to continue supporting their groups and communities.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Groups must have an income under £1 million per year in order to apply for the grassroots grants. Asda Foundation aims to support and prioritise local grassroots groups with low income where funding will make a bigger difference.

Maximum annual income:

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

The Community Champion in your local superstore will support you in completing your application and will submit the application to the Foundation on your behalf.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Health care & wellbeing Sport & physical activity

Beneficiaries funded: Children Families General public Rural communities Mental health conditions Older people Disabilities Local communities Young people Urban communities

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