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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 scheme is designed to support charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. The focus is for one-year grants only, to cover core costs, projects, essential equipment or building projects.

Their priority will be to support local charities still active in their communities which are currently delivering services to the young, vulnerable, elderly, disadvantaged or the general community.

The Foyle Foundation will complete its grant giving programme in 2025.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue, Core costs

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Who can apply

The Foundation can only accept applications from organisations with charitable status. This includes registered charities, charitable incorporated organisations (SCIOs), excepted charities and exempt charities.

Organisations must have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum. Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under this scheme.

Charities must demonstrate ongoing financial viability over the next 12 months. If you cannot demonstrate this, your application is likely to be declined.

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When to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time. Once received, it will take up to four months, occasionally longer, to receive a decision.

The Foyle Foundation will complete its grant giving programme in 2025. The final date for applications will be 30 April 2025.

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation's website.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Advocacy Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Employability services Financial advice & support General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Mental health care Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Children General public Rural communities Older people Ill-health Disabilities Local communities Young people

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