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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 Pilgrim Trust concentrates its funding into two areas, Preservation and Scholarship and Social Welfare.

The priorities for Preservation and Scholarship are: preservation of and repairs to historic buildings and architectural features; conservation of works of art, books, significant ephemera, museum objects and records held in museums, galleries, specialist archives and repositories; cataloguing and conservation of archives and manuscripts.

The priorities for Social Welfare are improving the life chances of vulnerable women and girls by an early intervention approach. The social welfare programme is not currently accepting applications.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

UK registered charities where the work or project is UK based. Organisations that are exempt from registration and recognised public bodies. Registered Friendly Societies.


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When to apply

There is no deadline. You can submit your application at any time during the year and applications are assessed as part of a rolling programme.

How to apply

Complete short Stage 1 application online via the funder website, please read the funding guidelines carefully before applying. You will be contacted within three/four weeks to inform you if you have progressed to Stage 2.

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Activites funded: Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation Religious activities

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged General public Offenders & ex-offenders Religious & Belief Groups Women & girls

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