This website uses cookies for anonymised analytics and for account authentication. See our privacy and cookies policies for more information.

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 fund supports capital projects that create or improve places that people take part in sport and physical activity. Awards are available for sports facility projects within club & communities, school & education or performance sport environments. In clubs and communities they will support:

  • new, upgraded or extended sports facilities; Inclusive changing facilities
  • facilities that provide or improve access for outdoor sport and adventure activities
  • floodlights that increase capacity at appropriate sports facilities
  • major items of sports equipment.

They will provide enhanced support to projects within or serving the most deprived communities, according to the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD). They focus participation and progression and prioritise projects where there is a commitment to equalities & inclusion, people development, collaboration & impact.

Greater prioritisation will be given to projects and applications supporting Return to Sport objectives and outcomes following the Coronavirus Pandemic. As well as those that can clearly demonstrate an embedded inclusive approach such as Changing Lives Through Sport and Physical Activity and target participants in/from SIMD areas or Disability, BAME or other protected characteristic groups.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:

Fund award sizes

Premium information
Notes on award amounts:
Premium information

Who can apply

Any non profit distributing, constituted organisations whose membership is open to all sections of society. This includes schools and public bodies such as local authorities.

When to apply

Deadlines for submission of applications are 5pm on 1 April and 1 September each year.

Next deadline: 1 Sep 2024

How to apply

Log on to the sportscotland website and follow the online wizard to guide you through creating your own ‘MySport’ account and completing the application form.

There is a single stage process for projects costing up to £250,000 including VAT. There is a two stage process for applications with a total project value over £250,000 (including VAT).

Contact information

Activites funded: Community facilities Sport & physical activity

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged General public Disabilities Women & girls Young people

Report inaccuracy

Last reviewed 3 months ago