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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 aim of People's Postcode Trust is to support smaller charities and good causes in the Scotland to make a difference to their community for the benefit of people and planet.

They support projects under the following categories:

  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Enabling participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and tackling inequality
  • Improving biodiversity and responding to the climate emergency
  • Improving green spaces and increasing access to the outdoors
  • Providing support to improve mental health (Focus on organisations that actively support specific mental health issues)

The funding offered is unrestricted and therefore flexible. It can be used however it is most needed.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue, Core costs

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Funding is available for organisations that have been operating for over a year and have a set of signed accounts at the time of application.

Priority will be given to charities and good causes that:

  • Have an annual income under £250,000
  • Support communities that rank within the top 15% on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
  • Are led by and provide services for people from the following minority/marginalised groups: communities experiencing racial inequality; people with disabilities; LGBT+ community
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When to apply

Upcoming funding rounds are:

  • Round 2: 24 June 9am to 1 July 12 noon.
  • Round 3: 24 September 9am to 1 October 12 noon.

Next deadline: 1 Jul 2024

How to apply

Application forms and guidance on the Trust website. Questions can be downloaded in advance so you are ready to apply as soon as applications open.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Education & training Environment Financial advice & support General charitable activities Mental health care Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Black & Ethnic Minorities Carers Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families General public Homeless or badly housed Care experienced people Socially isolated people LGBTQI people People in poverty Rural communities Men Mental health conditions Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Refugees & asylum seekers Local communities Voluntary sector organisations Unemployed Victims of crime & abuse Volunteers Women & girls Young people Veterans & armed forces personnel Urban communities

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