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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 Cost of Living grant aims to support the increased running costs groups are facing because of the Cost of Living crisis, along with essentials.

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 for groups to strengthen and boost their volunteer networks.
  3. Food Costs and Other Essentials: Funding for additional food and essential costs due to the cost-of-living crisis.

Activities must already be in place or have started before 1 March 2024.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Core costs

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Who can apply

Group must have a presence in and benefit the local community.

When to apply

Applications will close on 3 November 2023.

Next deadline: 3 Nov 2023

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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