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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.


ABCT supports charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals whatever their circumstances. The Trust is particularly interested in charities that work with marginalised and excluded people in society. Their three priority areas are:

  • Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
  • Criminal justice and penal reform
  • Human rights, particularly access to justice

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Revenue, Core costs
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Who can apply

Grants are normally awarded to charities registered and working in the UK. ABCT tends to support charities with annual income between £150,000 and £1.5m that do not have substantial investments or surpluses.

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When to apply

The Trustees meet four times a year. Upcoming deadlines are:

  • 30 October 2022 (for decisions January 2023)
  • 29 January 2023 (for decisions April 2023)
  • 30 April 2023 (for decisions July 2023)
  • 30 July 2023 (for decisions October 2023)

Next deadline: 30 Oct 2022

How to apply

Complete the online application form on the Trust's website.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Advocacy Campaigning General charitable activities Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged Offenders & ex-offenders Refugees & asylum seekers

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