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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 gives grants to registered charities that work in the UK. They focus on specific priorities every year. Check the website for full details on eligibility.

2021 categories are:

  • Grant rounds 1 and 2: Homelessness
  • Grant rounds 3 and 4: Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

All grant rounds in 2022 will focus on the arts. Grant Round 3 and Grant Round 4 will focus on projects and initiatives that will help address the under-representation of BAME people in all sections of the arts.

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

They only award grants to organisations registered with the Charity Commission (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or OSCR, or exempt from registration.

For Rounds 1 and 3, the charity's income and operating expenditure must be between £100,000 and £1 million.

For Rounds 2 and 4, the charity's operating income and operating expenditure must be a minimum of £1 million. There is no maximum income or expenditure.


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When to apply

They have four grant rounds per year, each with a different theme. In 2021, Grant Rounds 1 and 2 are focused on Homelessness and Rounds 3 and 4 on Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

Grant round 2 is open from 1 - 30 April 2021.

Next deadline: 30th Apr 2021

How to apply

An online application form is available on the funder website.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Advice & information Advocacy Arts & culture Campaigning Education & training Employability services Mental health care Social care & welfare Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Homeless or badly housed Refugees & asylum seekers Young people

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