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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.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - Small Grants


Trusthouse gives grants for running costs to charities and not-for-profit organisations under the overarching themes are Rural Issues and Urban Deprivation. Their preference is for front line organisations working directly with people in need.

Rural communities will have a population of under 10,000 and be based in a remote, rural, economically deprived area where there are few local facilities, transport may be an issue, incomes are low and there are limited opportunities for fundraising. Typical projects are village halls, projects for young and older people and community transport.

Urban areas will have a population of more than 10,000. Projects must be based in areas of extreme urban deprivation and your postcode must be ranked within the most deprived 15% of the latest Index of Multiple Deprivation. Within the overarching themes, they are interested in projects which fall roughly into two categories: Community Support; Arts, Education & Heritage.

See guidelines on the Foundation website for full details on eligibility criteria.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Revenue, Core costs

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Who can apply

Charitable organisations (including CICs, social enterprises, not-for-profit registered companies and voluntary organisations) based in England, Scotland,Wales and Northern Ireland which have a total annual income under £250,000.

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When to apply

This is a rolling programme and there are no deadlines.

How to apply

Complete the eligibility check on the Foundation's website. If you are eligible, you will be asked to create an account and directed to the appropriate on-line application form.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Education & training Environment General charitable activities Heritage & building preservation Sport & physical activity

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Black & Ethnic Minorities Carers Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families Homeless or badly housed Socially isolated people People in poverty Rural communities Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Refugees & asylum seekers Local communities Unemployed Volunteers Young people Urban communities

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation