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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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Connecting Scotland - Support for Housing Providers


Connecting Scotland is a collaboration between Scottish Government and SCVO to increase digital inclusion. The objective of this project is to provide devices and/or connectivity to organisations across Scotland providing social housing or transitional accommodation.

There are three opportunities within this fund for devices and/or connectivity to support people who are experiencing digital exclusion:

  1. To form a new lending library
  2. To be part of a community space where devices and connectivity are available
  3. A larger improvement project for connectivity infrastructure in communal areas

They will support projects that can be accessed by people who fall into at least one of the following categories: 

  • Those over 65  
  • People living in low-income households
  • People living with a long-term illness or disability  
  • People currently unemployed 
  • Women and children at risk of violence 
  • Families
  • People who are homeless

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Equipment, Other resources
Type of cost:

Fund award sizes

Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

This project is for social housing providers and voluntary and public sector organisations providing short- or longer-term transitional housing services. They are looking to fund organisations who are less experienced in digital inclusion work but who have the resource and supporting infrastructure in place to manage new projects.

When to apply


How to apply

Apply online via the grant platform.

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Activites funded: Science & technology

Beneficiaries funded: Families Homeless or badly housed People in poverty Older people Ill-health Disabilities Unemployed Victims of crime & abuse Women & girls

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