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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.


Cost of Living is an Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at supporting the increased running costs group are facing as a result of the crisis. This grant aims to support groups with rent, utility and essential costs, as well as funding to strengthen their volunteering.

There are two options within this grant. Groups must be clear from the outset which option they intend to apply for (you can apply for a combination):

  1. Rent and Utilities: Funding to help with rent and/or utility bills.
  2. Volunteer Support: Funding to support volunteer costs enabling them to continue supporting their groups and communities.
  3. Food and Essentials Costs: Additional food and essential costs due to the cost of living crisis.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Core costs

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

Contact the Community Champion at your local store. Applications should be submitted to them. Use the Store Locator on the Foundation website to find your local Community Champion.

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Activites funded: Community facilities Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Voluntary sector organisations

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Last reviewed 23 days ago

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