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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 favours organisations involved with the performing arts, particularly if children and young people are involved and also if the disabled are involved. They also favour organisations set up to further the visual arts and museums. They support small medical charities and environmental charities including support of the built environment.

Funding is given under the main headings of health, education, youth work, religion and relief of poverty.

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Applications from and for Scotland will receive favourable consideration, but not to the exclusion of applications from elsewhere. Applicants must be organisations which are registered either with the Charity Commission in England and Wales or with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.


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When to apply

Applications are considered in January, April, July and October, although grants for national or international emergencies can be considered at any time.

How to apply

Applications should be made online via the funder website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Community facilities Education & training Environment Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation Mental health care Religious activities

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged People in poverty Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Religious & Belief Groups Young people

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Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust

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