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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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Volant Charitable Trust Small Grants Programme


The Volant Charitable Trust Small Grants Programme is prioritising the focus of its awards on charities and organisations who are particularly addressing poverty and deprivation, helping to support vulnerable groups who are most affected, with an emphasis on women, children and young people.

Project areas of interest, in order of priority, include:

  1. Poverty and deprivation (with an emphasis on women, children and young people): This includes support for vulnerable families facing extreme poverty; Food provision and promotion of healthy eating in areas of extreme deprivation; and Mental health projects for vulnerable groups living in poverty.
  2. Women: This includes support for isolated and lone mothers ; Community integration support for black and minority ethnic women and children and asylum seekers; Support services for women prisoners and their families; Support for victims of sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, and those working in the sex industry; Provision of antenatal and postnatal care for young mothers or those affected by postnatal depression.
  3. Children and Young people: This includes counselling for vulnerable children; Support services and outreach projects for those who are disadvantaged or deemed to be ‘at risk’ through neglect, emotional and physical abuse, alcohol, or drug misuse.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

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

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

All applicants must fit Foundation Scotland's funding criteria and have an annual income of less than £250,000.

Maximum annual income:

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Applications are made online via the Foundation Scotland website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Housing & shelter Advice & information Advocacy Health care & wellbeing Mental health care Social care & welfare Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: Children Women & girls Young people

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