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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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BBC Children In Need - Main Grants


BBC Children in Need awards grants each year to organisations supporting disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. They give grants for children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through: illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Projects funded will make differences in children’s lives that help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they face. Projects achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

Applicants should have:

  • Well-established links with young people
  • The skills and expertise they have for the work they are requesting funding for
  • A track record delivering the work they are requesting funding for
  • Evidence of working alongside other organisations in their local community

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

They will only consider Main Grant applications from organisations who have registered with the appropriate regulatory body. These include the Charity Commission for England and Wales, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and the Scottish Charity Register. If you are a Company limited by Guarantee, you must have registered with Companies House.


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When to apply

Currently closed. The last deadline for this programme was 12th April 2021

How to apply

Apply online via Children in Need website.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Advocacy Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Education & training General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Mental health care Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Respite & holidays Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Care experienced people People in poverty Mental health conditions Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Victims of crime & abuse Young people

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