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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.


The charity offers capital grants to registered charities in the UK whose primary objectives are to assist:

  • disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (under 25 years of age)
  • people with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities) or mental health problems
  • older people (aged over 60).

Its funding priorities are to support projects to provide day centres, care homes, respite care facilities, sheltered housing, independent living accommodation, educational and recreational facilities for older people and those with physical or learning disabilities or enduring mental health problems, as well as educational and recreational facilities or supported living schemes for disadvantaged young people.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

You do need to be a registered charity to apply for a large grant. You do not need to be registered to apply for a small grant but you will need to supply a reference from another charity, Council for Voluntary Service or the local authority youth service.

When to apply

Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered at the next appropriate Board meeting.

Applications for Small Grants of £500 are considered monthly.

How to apply

Apply in writing to the funder. See the website for details of what to include in your application. They encourage applicants to telephone for advice and guidance.

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Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Health care & wellbeing Mental health care Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Children Homeless or badly housed Mental health conditions Older people Disabilities Learning disabilities Sensory impairments Young people

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