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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.


Awards grants for educational purposes to children and young people under the age of 21 who have a physical or learning disability, or who are socially disadvantaged.

Grants are available to individuals or organisations working with eligible children and young people. Funding includes support for school and youth trips and residential experiences.

Although the Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians, grants may be awarded Scotland wide depending on each individual case.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland East Lothian Edinburgh Midlothian West Lothian

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Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

The fund is open to both individuals and organisations. The Trust operates primarily within Edinburgh and the Lothians but grants may be awarded Scotland-wide depending on each individual case.

When to apply

Upcoming deadlines are:

  • 24 May 2024
  • 26 July 2024
  • 25 October 2024

Next deadline: 24 May 2024

How to apply

Apply online via the Trust's website.

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Activites funded: Education & training

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Young people

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All funds from this funder

John Watson's Trust