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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.


This grant is designed to support the increased running costs groups will face between September 2022 and February 2023, including rent increases and electricity cost rises.

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. Increased rent and utility bill support: support with increases in bills, and to stay open longer to help people with 'warm spaces'.
  2. Increased food costs support: enables groups to support those impacted by increased food costs.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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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

Apply as soon as possible, the application window will remain open until the budget cap has been reached.

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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