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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 Russell Trust is a Charitable Trust supporting a broad range of local charities. Some of the categories under which grants may be awarded are as follows:

  • The advancement of education.
  • The advancement of health.
  • The advancement of civic responsibility or community development.
  • The advancement of, arts, heritage, culture, or science.
  • The advancement of public participation in sport.
  • The advancement of environmental protection and improvement.
  • The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.
  • Any other purpose that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to any of the other preceding purposes.

The Trust’s funds come mainly from its ownership of about a quarter of the employee-owned Markinch papermakers, Tullis Russell. They primarily give to organisations in Fife and have a preference for new projects.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland Fife

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Who can apply

Open to charities, but preference is given to charities which are local in nature and which are new and require initial rather than continuing support or undertaking new projects.

When to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time.

How to apply

Contact the Trust to request an application form.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Education & training Environment General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Sport & physical activity Science & technology Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Children General public Ill-health Disabilities Young people

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