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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.

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Clothworkers' Foundation - Open Grants Programme


Gives one-off capital grants to UK charities working in the following areas:

  • Alcohol and substance misuse
  • Disabled people
  • Disadvantaged young people
  • Domestic and sexual violence
  • Elderly people
  • Homelessness
  • Disadvantaged minority communities
  • Prisoners and ex-offenders
  • Visual impairment

They fund both large and small projects and grants are awarded towards capital projects which they define as: Buildings: purchase, construction, renovation or refurbishment; Fittings, Fixtures, and Equipment; or Vehicles.

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

They fund charities that are registered with Charity Commission/OSCR including (S)CIO; Companies Limited by Guarantee without capital share (CIC); and charities exempt from HMRC Tax. You must provide your Registration Number (if applicable, attach your HMRC Tax exemption certificate).

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When to apply

Applications are accepted at any time. They aim to make a decision within eight weeks for grants and projects less than £10,000 or within six months for grants over £10,000.

How to apply

Take the eligibility quiz where you will be directed to the correct application form (Main or Small grants programme).

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Activites funded: Advice & information Advocacy Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Employability services Financial advice & support General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Mental health care

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Black & Ethnic Minorities Economically/socially disadvantaged Homeless or badly housed LGBTQI people Mental health conditions Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Refugees & asylum seekers Victims of crime & abuse Women & girls Young people

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