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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 principle activities of the fund are the provision of grants for the maintenance and repair of church buildings throughout Scotland with priority to churches in the west and south west of Scotland. Support is also given for new initiatives and projects in Christian Mission.

It continues to make grants towards funding university fees particularly on post graduate courses which could assist candidates for the ministry, and grants are also made to Schools and Sunday Schools in Irvine to assist in purchase of books and equipment for imparting religious education.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland South Ayrshire Falkirk Glasgow Inverclyde North Lanarkshire Renfrewshire West Dunbartonshire Dumfries & Galloway

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Preference is given to the County of Ayr, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright and Counties of Wigton, Lanark, Renfrew, Dumbarton, Greenock, Paisley, Glasgow, Ardrossan and Falkirk.

When to apply

Apply at any time.

How to apply

By completing an application available to download on the Fund website. Applicants should complete the form electronically and return via email to the address porivded.

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Activites funded: Education & training Heritage & building preservation Religious activities

Beneficiaries funded: Children Religious & Belief Groups Young people

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