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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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South Ayrshire Council - Ayrshire Rural and Islands Ambition Fund


The Ayrshire Rural and Islands Ambition (ARIA) Fund replacement to EU rural development fund LEADER. It is led by the ARIA Local Action Group (LAG), a group of representatives from the local area so its decision making is bottom up.

Projects must demonstrate fit with at least one of the ARIA Fund priorities. These include:

  • Community Wealth Building
  • Quality of Life
  • Enterprise
  • Net Zero

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Geographical areas funded: South Ayrshire

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Organisations must be based in Rural Ayrshire & the islands of Arran & Cumbrae. There is a finder tool on the Council website to check your eligbility.

Groups eligible to apply include community groups/third sector organisations with a constitution/incorporation. Those without may be able to apply through a parent/sponsor organisation who are constituted/incorporated.

When to apply

Currently closed to new expressions of interest.

How to apply

Complete the expression of interest form in the first instance. This is available online via the Council website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Environment Energy

Beneficiaries funded: Rural communities Local communities

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