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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 purpose of the Trust is to hold and distribute funds for charitable purposes as set out in the Trusts governing. These include:

  • the prevention or relief of poverty
  • the advancement of education
  • the advancement of religion
  • the advancement of health
  • the saving of lives
  • the advancement of citizenship or community development
  • the advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science
  • the provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended
  • the advancement of environmental protection or improvement
  • the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage
  • the advancement of animal welfare.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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When to apply

The Trustees meet in June (closing date 30 April) and December (closing date 30 October) each year.

Next deadline: 30 Apr 2024

How to apply

By application form. To request a form please call or email the Trust.

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Activites funded: Animal welfare Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community facilities Disaster & emergency services Education & training General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged General public People in poverty Older people Ill-health

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