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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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Creative Scotland - National Lottery Extended Programme Fund


The National Lottery Extended Programme Fund is a new time-limited funding opportunity for arts and cultural organisations. The fund aims to create the opportunity for non-profit organisations to get longer term support.

The fund can support organisations seeking funding to deliver a programme of activity to audiences – such as programming a gallery, venue or arts centre, or for developing and delivering an arts or cultural festival.

It can also support organisations to deliver programmes of developmental activity that are open and accessible to the wider creative community.

The fund will be assessed against six key criteria:

  1. Quality and Ambition
  2. Engagement
  3. Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion
  4. Environmental Sustainability
  5. Fair Work
  6. International

For full details, see the Fund guidelines available on the Creative Scotland website.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

Any type of constituted artistic, creative or cultural organisation based in Scotland can apply.

When to apply

Applications close on 14 November 2023. Applicants will receive a decision on their application within 16 weeks of submission.

Next deadline: 14 Nov 2023

How to apply

Apply online via the Creative Scotland portal.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families General public Care experienced people Socially isolated people LGBTQI people Rural communities Men Mental health conditions Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Refugees & asylum seekers Local communities Women & girls Young people Urban communities

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