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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 objective of the trust is to support certain charitable organisations named in the trust deed as well as other charities situated or operating in Scotland chosen at the discretion of the trustees. The trustees meet annually in Autumn and, to assist applicants, each year there is a different category of charitable organisation being supported. The category to be considered at the next Autumn meeting (2021) is Health and Disabled, Children and Youth for the next year and the year after that it will be Heritage, the Environment, Gardens and the Arts.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Annually awarded:
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Who can apply

The trust can only make awards to bodies with charitable status.


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When to apply

At any time. The trustees meet annually, in the autumn.

How to apply

Funds are managed and applications considered by Anderson Strathern solicitors. Applications should be submitted via email.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture Environment General charitable activities Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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