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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 Trust gives grants to registered charities that work in the UK. They focus on specific priorities every year.

In rounds 3 and 4 the theme is Food Poverty. They will consider applications that focus on:

  • providing nutritious meals
  • food education
  • cooking skills
  • eliminating food waste

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

They only award grants to organisations registered with the Charity Commission or OSCR, or exempt from registration.

In grant rounds 1 and 3, the minimum annual income and expenditure is £100,000 and the maximum is £1m.

In grant rounds 2 and 4, the minimum income and expenditure is £1m with no maximum.

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When to apply

They have four grant rounds per year. The dates for these are:

  • Grant Round 1: 1 - 28 February
  • Grant Round 2: 1 - 30 April
  • Grant Round 3: 1 - 31 July
  • Grant Round 4: 1 - 30 September

Next deadline: 31 Jul 2024

How to apply

An online application form is available on the Trust website. Please apply only if your charity meets the relevant income and expenditure criteria. This changes each round so check the website guidelines before applying.

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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: Disabilities

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