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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 Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts


The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts is the operating office of 17 grant-making trusts established by three generations of the Sainsbury family. Each trust works autonomously as an independent legal entity with a separate board of trustees, actively led by an individual member of the family with keenly-followed interests.

Check the website for details of each trust.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Who can apply

Registered charities.


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When to apply

Apply at any time.

How to apply

The great majority of proposals are unsuccessful. The trustees wish to discourage charities from wasting time and resources on applications that fall outside the trusts’ remit. These trusts will consider applications if they match their areas of interest: Alan & Babette Charitable Fund, Headley Trust, Jerusalem Trust, JJ Charitable Trust and Three Guineas Trust. Please read the criteria on the website closely before applying to any of the trusts listed.

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Activites funded: General charitable activities

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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