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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 Fund aims to improve and increase access to paddle-sports/canoeing for the waters of Scotland (e.g. canal, open water, marine and river). It provides funding to any project in Scotland that helps paddlers get on the water.

Examples of projects which can be funded include:

  • Steps to get down to a river bank
  • Constructing a path to walk by a river bank
  • A shed for any canoeist to store boats in overnight
  • A composting toilet near a popular river section
  • Car parking near a popular river section
  • Funding campaigning for Scottish access legislation
  • Funding campaigning against developments which would remove rapids
  • Leaflets to promote responsible access to the water by paddlers

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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When to apply

Applications are welcome at any time with decisions made on an ad-hoc basis.

How to apply

In the first instance applicants are encouraged to consult with their local canoe club and with the SCA Access Coordinator via

To apply, complete the application form available from the Fund website and submit via email to the address provided.

Contact information

Activites funded: Campaigning Community facilities Education & training Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: General public Local communities

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Andy Jackson Fund For Access

  • Charity registered in Scotland SC038644
  • Greenbank Meikle Wartle, Inverurie, AB51 5AA

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