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 following categories of funding are supported by The Foundation:

  • Youth Support: Projects which raise the aspirations or help to realise the full potential of disadvantaged young people. Typically, grants are made to broaden the horizons of young people through sport, adventurous activities, education, the arts, training or sustainable employment.
  • Disabled Support: Projects to improve the quality of life of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities, sensory impairment and learning difficulties.
  • Supporting the Elderly and Terminally Ill: Projects to help elderly people to maintain a level of independence and projects to support those in the closing stage of life, in hospices or hospitals.
  • Miscellaneous Support: Projects to support carers, homeless people, ex-offenders and those about to leave custody.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Charities registered in the UK.

When to apply

The Trustees meet four times per year to review grant applications which should be received at least 6 weeks before the review meeting. 2022 meeting dates are:

  • 26 January 2022
  • 27 April 2022
  • 27 July 2022
  • 2 November 2022

Next deadline: 15 Jun 2022

How to apply

Application form available on the funder website but it must be posted in, they do not accept applications by email. Please ensure your email address is clearly written on your application form.

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Activites funded: Education & training Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Carers Children Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Young people

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