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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 Scottish Building Society Foundation will aim to invest in the long-term future of communities in Scotland. They are looking to provide financial support to charities and community groups.

Applications that address any of the following issues are particularly welcomed:

  • Community facilities, services, transport, open spaces, affordable housing, community development, reduction of poverty, and care of the elderly
  • Community or local events
  • Youth and education, providing training opportunities and support for vulnerable youngsters
  • Promoting care and support of vulnerable people; improving community safety, minimising isolation, and maximising wellbeing

Grant requests to support a wide range of costs and activities will be considered, such as equipment, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities, and capital costs to purchase or develop community assets.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: South Ayrshire Edinburgh Glasgow Aberdeen Highland Scottish Borders

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Who can apply

Registered charities, Constituted voluntary and community organisations, and Community companies. Community interest companies can apply if they meet the minimum governance standards.

Priority will be given to organisations operating in the following local authorities – Scottish Borders, City of Edinburgh, Glasgow City, Aberdeen City, South Ayrshire and Highland.

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When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation Scotland website.

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Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Health care & wellbeing Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged Socially isolated people People in poverty Older people Local communities Young people

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