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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 trust supports the relief of poverty, aid for the aged, the infirm and handicapped, the advancement of education, the provision of recreational facilities and the preservation of buildings or other items of national or historic interest. The Trustees also tend to favour capital projects rather than running costs.

Categories of funding include:

  • child and adult welfare
  • environment and conservation
  • animal welfare
  • medical research and support
  • research and education
  • international welfare
  • arts

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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When to apply

The Trustees meet annually in March to consider all applications received.

How to apply

Apply in writing to the Trust.

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Activites funded: Animal welfare Arts & culture Community facilities Community safety Disaster & emergency services Education & training Environment General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Research Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged General public Older people Ill-health Disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Young people

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