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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 aim of the Future Communities Fund is to help create a world of diverse and inclusive communities, where the systemic issues of inequity and injustice, especially for young people are addressed.

The Fund offers unrestricted grants which focus on supporting voluntary organisations that are building communities that are:

  • Diverse, equitable and inclusive
  • Prioritising youth activism, shared power and transparent governance.

Your organisation must already be working with a diverse range of young people and supporting them to move into leadership roles.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue, Core costs

Fund award sizes

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Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

Only organisations will an annual income of less than £250,000 in the last financial year. You must have at least one year of accounts to apply.

You do not need charitable status, but you must demonstrate you are non-profit delivering public benefit. All of your work must take place in the UK.

Maximum annual income:

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Complete the first stage eligibility form to check your organisation is eligible to apply.If you are eligible, you will be invited to speak to the team at the Foundation. The Future Communities Collective will then decide if you will be invited to submit a full application. The Foundation will support you to apply in a way that works for you.

Contact information

Activites funded: Advocacy Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Young people

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Last reviewed about 2 months ago

All funds from this funder

Co-operative Community Investment Foundation