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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 Happiness Fund is available to enable and support projects which improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, learning and skills development in local communities. They are specifically looking for grassroots organisations that are set up for and by the local community.

The main outcomes of the Fund are:

  • Mental health
  • Wellbeing & happiness
  • Inclusion
  • Learning and skills development

The fund is intended to support the setting up of new groups and activities, but to be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or able to attract funding from other sources for the longer term.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

To apply for the fund your project must be: (applications are welcomed from individuals and small businesses)

  • Based in your local community
  • Non-profit
  • Non-political
  • Focused on longevity

When to apply

Currently closed.

Next deadline: 4 Oct 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the Fund website. There are three stages to the applications process: stage one is a qualifying round, stage two a full application and stage three an interview.

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Activites funded: Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Health care & wellbeing Mental health care Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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