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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.


The Dulverton Trust is an independent grant-making charity supporting organisations which are tackling a range of social issues, protecting the natural world, and preserving heritage crafts.

The Trust currently offers funding across the following categories:

  • Youth Opportunities: aims to support charities working with socio-economically disadvantaged children and young people. Funds initiatives that support young people to develop the life skills to enable them to thrive.
  • General Welfare: supports a wide range of charities that benefit disadvantaged people and communities
  • Conservation: supports charities working to support the health and resilience of the UK’s wildlife habitat
  • Heritage: supports the development of craftsmanship in the traditional techniques of repair and restoration
  • Kenya and Uganda: restricted to charities which already have a long association with the Trust
  • Peace and Humanitarian Support: currently closed to applications.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

Applicants must be a UK registered charity or have exempt status. Have an annual income of between £200,000 and £10 million (but preference is given to charities with an income of £5 million or below).

Newly established charities (usually founded within the last eighteen months) and preservation charities are exempt from the minimum income rule.

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When to apply

They accept applications all year around but Trustees make decisions in February, June and October. They advise allowing 3-6 months for a decision.

How to apply

Applications are now made on-line via the website. An eligibility questionnaire must be completed to gain access to the online application form.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Education & training Employability services Environment Financial advice & support Heritage & building preservation Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Carers Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families Homeless or badly housed Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Volunteers Young people

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