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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.


Community grants will be available for local charities to increase funding for challenges specific to their local communities. In Scotland, Buchanan Galleries is the local Landsec site.

Grants are unrestricted and are designed to support daily activities.

The Community Grants Panels will consider the following when deciding which causes to support:

  • Understanding of local need – The extent to which your organisation understands and supports the needs of the community it is serving.
  • Impact of funding – The difference this funding will make to your organisation and your activities.
  • Evidence of previous work – The existing work has your organisation already carried out in this area.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Glasgow

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue, Core costs

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

You must be voluntarily run, non-profit making and operated with no undue restrictions or limitations on membership. Exceptions may include, but not limited to, organisations with specific Limitations/regulations such as an age limit, e.g. Scout movement

You must be based in, or serve communities, local to the asset from whom they have requested a Community Grant. In Scotland, this is Buchanan Galleries.

When to apply

The Grants Panel meets 4 times per year to approve the funding round for April, July, October and January. Upcoming rounds are:

  • 9am on 1 July - 5:30pm on 12 August 2024
  • 9am on 7 October - 5:30pm on 18 November 2024
  • 9am on 6 January - 5:30pm on 10 February 2025

Next deadline: 12 Aug 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the grants portal on the Landsec website.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Transport Education & training Employability services Environment General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Heritage & building preservation Mental health care Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged General public Socially isolated people People in poverty Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Local communities Urban communities

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