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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 looks after a charitable fund from which grants to organisations working with young people in the Edinburgh and Lothian area.

They will prioritise applications for:

  • Projects supporting families and early years provision, and continuing support of young people, whether or not they live in family settings. Topics of particular importance are seen as health and wellbeing for families and children (to include young carers’ needs and mental health support services);
  • Project proposals which overcome the many 'opportunity gaps' in resources and services which are now more evident as a result of the pandemic and notably adversely affect low-income households;
  • New grants for established organisations in the Lothians which have had a drop in income from pre-covid sources.

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Geographical areas funded: East Lothian Edinburgh Midlothian West Lothian

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

Only registered charities can apply.

When to apply

The Trust meets quarterly and in order to be considered at the next meeting applications should be submitted by the following dates:

  • 10 October 2024.

Next deadline: 10 Oct 2024

How to apply

Application form available to download from the Trust website, which includes full guidelines.

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Activites funded: General charitable activities

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Socially isolated people Disabilities Young people

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