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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.


To ensure funding can reach those in real need, the Energise grants programme for 2024 will solely focus on helping charities who support vulnerable groups/people.

The Energise programme provides unrestricted funding. Unrestricted funding gives charities much greater scope to cover all essential costs and deal with challenges quickly and effectively. Unrestricted funding can be used towards core costs, delivery costs, project costs and/or general running costs enabling charities to use their funding in the way that helps them best.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

To be eligible to apply, charities must:

  • have an income of £150k or less
  • have a minimum of one year's accounts lodged at OSCR
Maximum annual income:

When to apply

Currently closed. Last open from 28 May - 6 June 2024.

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation's website. There is also an eligibility checker available on the website. For more details on what you will be asked, visit the Foundation's website.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Advice & information Education & training Employability services Financial advice & support General charitable activities Social care & welfare Energy

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged People in poverty

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