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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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Research Data Scotland - Public Engagement Fund


This is a pilot fund for projects in Scotland that engage with people on data research: to help the public understand the use of data in research, the benefits, and how it works.

The aims of the fund are to:

  • Promote the public understanding of data research in Scotland
  • Provide balanced information on data research
  • Widen participation by involving and engaging members of the public who may not usually interact with science to take an interest and have a voice in data science
  • Achieve clear and measurable impact

They are particularly interested in applications that will help improve understanding of the use of data in research to audiences that would not otherwise be aware of it, and/or creative ways of engaging with people.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

Eligible organisations must be based in Scotland and include:

  • Public involvement/engagement professionals and/or researchers at accredited research organisations 
  • Registered charities
  • Schools
  • Museums and libraries

When to apply

Applications close on 24 February 2023.

Next deadline: 24 Feb 2023

How to apply

Applications can be made online via the Fund website.

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Activites funded: Research Science & technology

Beneficiaries funded: Voluntary sector organisations

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