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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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Inverclyde Council - Warm Hand of Friendship Grants


The Inverclyde’s Warm Hand of Friendship Grant Fund is a small local grants programme funded by Inverclyde Council. The funding is available to support small groups most likely to be adversely affected by the impact of the Cost-of-Living Crisis and are experiencing continued disadvantage.

All grants will need to respond to the following priority: Supporting the Inverclyde Community with the cost of living over winter 2023/24, in particular in relation to keeping warm and extending the “Warm Hand of Friendship”, through additional activities.

Examples include:

  • The cost associated with running additional activities where people can come together.
  • Community organisations adopting the “warm boxes” initiative, or similar.
  • Warm clothing banks or clothes share/swaps.

Projects should be delivered, and all funds spent by March 2024.

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Geographical areas funded: Inverclyde

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Who can apply

Registered charities/companies limited by guarantee, SCIO’s, unincorporated clubs or associations and small community groups.

Groups must be constituted with a bank account in the group’s name and demonstrate that your account has at least two signatures on each cheque and withdrawal.

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How to apply

Application forms are available via the Council website and should be submitted via email.

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Activites funded: Mental health care Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged General public Socially isolated people People in poverty Local communities

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