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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 - Participatory Arts and Mental Health Fund


The Participatory Arts and Mental Health Fund aims to increase and improve the quality of arts and mental health provision in participatory settings at a community level, across Scotland, by supporting groups and organisations to try out new approaches or develop their existing work with people with mental health problems.

The fund will support a wide range of costs associated with delivering participatory arts projects including:

  • Artist Fees
  • Venue Hire
  • Equipment and consumables can form part of your application but must not exceed 50% of the total request
  • Mentoring and supervision for artists
  • Mental health and wellbeing support for artists
  • Training costs
  • Access costs
  • Travel for participants
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Project management/co-ordination

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

Groups and organisations who use participatory arts and creative activity to promote positive mental health and wellbeing within community settings.

They accept applications from a range of voluntary, not-for-profit organisations, associations, groups and clubs or consortiums/partnerships which have a strong community focus for their activities.

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Apply online via the Creative Scotland website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Mental health care

Beneficiaries funded: Mental health conditions

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