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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.


Grants are distributed twice a year with the sole purpose of improving the lives of others through charitable donations in and around Scotland, and where possible on a global scale.

They focus on five core funding priorities:

  • the advancement of education
  • the prevention or relief of poverty
  • the advancement of health and saving of lives
  • the advancement of art, heritage, science and culture
  • the advancement of public participation in sports.

The Fund offers support through three categories: Major grant donations, Annual donations and Value engineering (non-financial support for capital build projects).

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland Worldwide

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

They only donate to registered charities.

When to apply

The Mickel Fund Trustees meet twice a year to consider applications, in March and September. Application deadlines are normally at least one month before the meeting.

The next deadline will be for the September 2024 meeting.

How to apply

Apply online via the Mickel Fund's website.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Arts & culture Education & training General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Sport & physical activity Research

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Children Economically/socially disadvantaged General public Homeless or badly housed People in poverty Older people Ill-health Young people

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Mickel Fund

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