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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.


The primary goal of the Parks4Life Community Fund is to support community groups to deliver on their aim of bringing parks to life and make the best of parks across Scotland for everyone to enjoy now and the future.

Grants are available to community and Friends groups who work to improve, promote and develop a park or greenspace across Scotland. Funding could be used to help your group put on or expand an event to attract visitors to the park, skills training for your volunteers or something more practical such as a small planting scheme.

They will prioritise:

  • Applications intending to “activate your park” through events such as a gala day or focussed park clean that will bring people to your park or greenspace.
  • Promote the work or community and friends group and the role of the park or greenspace.
  • Purchase of tools and materials that will help your group
  • Applications from groups across Scotland and in particular groups where their park or greenspace is in an area that scores highly on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD), particularly those in the 20% of most deprived areas.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Any constituted community or Friends group, in Scotland, who are working to improve and bring life to their parks and greenspaces. All applying groups should have their own bank account.

When to apply

They encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Applications will be assessed, and funding allocated every 2 weeks and the scheme will close once all funds have allocated or on 30 August 2024.

Next deadline: 30 Aug 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the Greenspace Scotland website.

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Activites funded: Community facilities Environment

Beneficiaries funded: General public Rural communities Local communities Urban communities

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