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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.


Supports charitable projects that promote human dignity and social justice through its grant giving programme in England, Wales and Scotland. Their strategic themes are education, society, faith and care, as well as in the field of economic development and climate change.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Letters of introduction can be made at any time.

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Porticus does not accept unsolicited applications for funding. If after reviewing the website, you have determined that your organisation and its programmes closely match their mission and funding priorities, they would be happy to learn more about your work. You may submit a Letter of Introduction. Please view your Letter of Introduction as an opportunity to inform Porticus about your organisation and the work you are doing. It will not be not considered a formal request for funding.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Health care & wellbeing Organisational development & capacity building Religious activities Respite & holidays Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: Carers Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families Socially isolated people People in poverty Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Ill-health Disabilities Religious & Belief Groups Victims of crime & abuse Young people

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