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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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Corra Foundation - Independent Human Rights Fund for Scotland


The Independent Human Rights Fund for Scotland is for organisations taking action to realise and defend rights, and tackling immediate rights issues affecting people’s daily lives. The Fund will prioritise support for organisations working to hold power to account and for activities where an independent source of funding is particularly important

Eligible applications will propose work explicitly focussed on the protection or promotion of human rights. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • Work alongside communities or individuals.
  • Legal case work and advisory/individual advocacy services.
  • Third sector networking and capacity building, including support to individual human rights defenders.
  • Awareness raising, advocacy and campaigning.
  • Research and policy activity, including work on contributing to human rights reporting and shadow reporting.
  • Relevant media work with a clearly defined human rights focus

Please visit the Corra Foundation website for full guidance notes.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Type of cost:
Revenue, Core costs

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Who can apply

To be eligible to apply, organisations must:

  • Be a registered third sector organisation.
  • Be able to evidence human rights focus in their founding documents or most recent audited accounts.
  • Be able to evidence a track record of human rights-focussed work over the last three years.
  • Have an income between £25,000 and £250,000 per year to apply independently; and, if their income is lower or higher than this, be applying in partnership with other organisations.

When to apply

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 4 September 2024.

Next deadline: 4 Sep 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the Corra Foundation website. They also have an eligibility checker available and welcome a pre-application chat with the team.

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Activites funded: Advocacy Campaigning Organisational development & capacity building Research Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Black & Ethnic Minorities Carers Children Homeless or badly housed Care experienced people LGBTQI people People in poverty Rural communities Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Refugees & asylum seekers Voluntary sector organisations Victims of crime & abuse Women & girls Young people

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