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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 Scottish Hydro Electric Community Trust is an independent charitable trust. The Trust offers help to customers faced with high charges for an electricity connection within the Scottish Hydro-Electric Distribution area.

The Trust was established in 1998 with independent Trustees appointed to award grants to offset high connection costs in deserving individual domestic cases and for special community projects.

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Geographical areas funded: Clackmannanshire Fife Stirling East Dunbartonshire East Renfrewshire West Dunbartonshire Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Argyll & Bute Highland Moray Na h-Eileanan Siar Orkney Shetland Angus Dundee Perth & Kinross

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Who can apply

The supply must be for a connection to a domestic property or a community project. It can be for a supply to new property or to upgrade an existing supply.

When to apply

The Trustees meet four times a year to consider applications. Upcoming deadlines are:

  • 2 September 2024 (For September meeting)

Next deadline: 2 Sep 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the Trust's website.

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Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Community facilities General charitable activities Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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The Scottish Hydro Electric Community Trust

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