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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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Impact Funding Partners - Volunteering Support Fund


Support is available for individual organisations, who will be expected to recruit a minimum of 36 volunteers with 13 who experience disadvantage or would traditionally experience barriers to volunteering. This fund would particularly like to recruit more volunteers who are from minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled or with a long term health condition.

The fund also aims to support organisations to specifically recruit skilled volunteers to enhance the capacity of the organisation as well as the third sector.

Applications should contribute towards the following outcomes:

  • increasing the diversity of the third sector’s volunteer pool, especially to include those who experience disadvantage or would traditionally experience barriers to volunteering;
  • improving opportunities for skills and personal development through volunteering;
  • improving the third sector’s capacity to support, train and deploy volunteers;
  • enhancing the services organisations deliver to better meet the needs of the communities they serve.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

Applicants must be third sector organisation (voluntary organisation or community group) whose Board of Trustees or Management Committee are predominantly volunteers.

Organisations do not need to be registered charities, although their constitution/set of rules should make clear that funds will only be spent on purposes established in the constitution, and not distributed amongst members.

Maximum annual income:

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Application forms and guidance available on the funder website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Education & training General charitable activities Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: General public Voluntary sector organisations Volunteers

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