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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 Stafford Trust is a grant making Scottish charitable trust which provides financial support to charities registered in the United Kingdom, with a preference towards charitable organisations in Scotland.

It funds charities under the headings of :

  • animal welfare
  • child/adult welfare
  • medical research
  • local community projects
  • HM services personnel
  • sea rescue
  • overseas appeals

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland UK Worldwide

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Charities registered in the United Kingdom, with preference being given to charitable organisations operating in Scotland particularly those involved with animal welfare, seafarers, and services benevolent organisations.

When to apply

The Trustees usually meet twice per annum, in Spring and Autumn, to consider applications.

The window for new applications for the Autumn 2024 meeting closed on 30 June 2024.

How to apply

Download the application form from the Trust's website.

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Activites funded: Animal welfare Disaster & emergency services General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Research

Beneficiaries funded: Children Older people Ill-health Local communities Young people Veterans & armed forces personnel

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