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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.

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The Nuffield Foundation - Grants for Research, Development & Analysis


Grants will advance educational opportunity and social well-being across the UK and will improve the design and operation of social policy, especially in education, welfare and justice.

They prioritise rigorous and impartial research, development, and analysis projects that:

  • identify and explain the social and economic determinants of early childhood adversity, transitions from adolescence to young adulthood, and social and economic well-being in adulthood and later life
  • improve well-being for society as a whole, while ameliorating negative distributional outcomes and the greatest harms
  • support the development of workable evidence-based solutions for policy and practice over the medium term.

Geographical areas funded: UK

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When to apply

They have two deadlines for outline applications each year – in March and September.

How to apply

The application form and guidance can be found on the website. They have a two-stage application process. Applicants submit a short outline application, and those that meet the criteria are invited to submit a full application.

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Activites funded: Education & training Research Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families General public People in poverty Mental health conditions Older people Ill-health Young people

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