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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.


Seed funding is available for community climate action and biodiversity projects within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. The Fund is designed for small community projects that are ineligible for other forms of funding and cannot be used to part-fund larger projects.

Funding will prioritise projects that:

  • Aim to create long-term change.
  • Build the skills and capacity of groups or organisations and communities.
  • Support and encourage collaborative working across groups or organisations, communities and areas.
  • Encourage sustainability through reusing, recycling and upcycling goods and products.
  • Encourage climate action and a just transition
  • Mitigate climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce environmental impact
  • Help communities adapt to and build resilience to climate change
  • Protect or enhance local biodiversity through conservation and promotion

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Geographical areas funded: Aberdeen Aberdeenshire

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Who can apply

Community groups, organisations and individuals in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Organisations must have an income of less than £50,000 per annum.

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When to apply

The deadline for applications for 2023/2024 funding is 28 February 2024. Grants are allocated to eligible projects on a first come first served basis while funds remain.

Next deadline: 28 Feb 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the NESCAN website.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Environment Energy

Beneficiaries funded: General public Local communities

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The North East Scotland Climate Action Network (NESCAN) Hub