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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 Foundation focuses on work which will make a lasting difference to people's lives rather than simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems; is aimed at reducing isolation, stigma and discrimination; encourages or enables unpopular groups to share in the life of the whole community.

A significant proportion of your beneficiaries should be from one or more of these groups: asylum-seekers and refugees; LGBT; Gypsies and Travellers; migrant workers; offenders and ex-offenders; older people; people experiencing mental health problems; people experiencing violence or abuse.

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

They fund registered charities and organisations which are not charities but which seek funding for a charitable project such as constituted voluntary groups or Community Interest Companies.

Your income must be under £100,000 if your work relates to a relatively local area such as a town, village or small community.

Your income must be less the £250,000 of your work covers a wider area such as a county, regions or country-wide.

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When to apply

Apply as soon as you are ready.

How to apply

Take the online eligibility quiz and make an online application.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Advocacy Befriending & mentoring General charitable activities Mental health care Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: LGBTQI people Mental health conditions Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Refugees & asylum seekers Victims of crime & abuse

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