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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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The National Lottery Community Fund (Scotland) - Cost-of-Living Support Scotland


Grants are available for projects to help support individuals, families and communities currently experiencing hardship as a result of the cost-of-living increases. They are looking to fund activity that means people:

  • have more resilience and are more able to identify ways to deal with the impact of increased cost of living in their lives
  • are able to shape activity in their community to address the increased cost-of-living
  • have more access to support and services that will help them to deal with the increased cost of living

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

Most organisations are eligible to apply but they are particularly keen to see applications from smaller voluntary and community organisations who are working with those most vulnerable and disproportionately affected by the increased cost of living.

When to apply

Applications are ongoing.

How to apply

Contact the Scotland team at TNLCF to discuss your idea. A sample application form is available to download from their website.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Advice & information Citizenship & community involvement Community facilities Education & training Financial advice & support Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged Families General public People in poverty Local communities

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