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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.

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The Royal Countryside Fund - Supporting Rural Communities


The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides grants for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. This fund will support community-led projects that are pursuing innovative and strategic solutions to the challenges facing their rural area and improving the long-term viability and resilience of their community.

Successful projects will do one or more of the following:

  • Support people to resolve existing and emerging community issues, circumstances, and priorities
  • Build rural community resilience
  • Develop innovative and replicable projects
  • Enable leadership and community planning

Successful projects will demonstrate how they are addressing one of more of the following objectives:

  • Improving the economic or social resilience of a UK rural community
  • Reducing isolation for people living in rural areas through improving service provision
  • Creating a rural community fit for the future.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

Applications are encouraged from properly constituted, community-led organisations with a turnover under £500,000 per year, who can demonstrate how beneficiaries will be drawn directly from the local rural community.

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When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Apply online via the Countryside Fund website.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Education & training Employability services Environment Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged Rural communities

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