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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 reviews its policy every two years - currently the major categories supported are:

  • The advancement of the arts, heritage and culture.
  • The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational facilities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities are primarily intended.
  • The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill-health and disability.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland UK

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

The beneficial area is United Kingdom-wide, but preference is given to organisations in Scotland. Grants are normally made only to a recognised Scottish Charity or a recognised charity outside Scotland.

When to apply

The deadlines for applications are 30 April (for the meeting in May) and 31 October (for the meeting in November).

Next deadline: 31 Oct 2024

How to apply

The application form and guidance can be downloaded from the Trust's website. There is a separate simplified Grant Form (Small Grants) for grants under £500.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Education & training Heritage & building preservation Recreation & social activities Religious activities Science & technology

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged People in poverty Rural communities Ill-health Disabilities Religious & Belief Groups Urban communities

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