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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 Water Environment Fund provides funding to projects to help restore Scotland’s catchments from the source, down through rivers, lochs, floodplains into the estuaries and out to sea.

It is targeted on projects which will derive the greatest benefit to Scotland’s rivers and neighboring communities including and improving fish migration past redundant structures and improving river corridors.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Applications welcomed from all, including individuals, charities, non governmental organisations, local authorities, and companies.


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When to apply

Applications for under £10,000 will be considered at any time during the year. They aim to respond within six weeks of receipt of application.

Applications for greater than £10,000 are considered three times a year. They aim to respond within six weeks of the closing date for each round.

How to apply

If you are considering applying for funding from the Water Environment Fund, email SEPA for an informal discussions regarding your proposed project. Application form is available to download online via the funder website.

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Activites funded: Environment

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Scottish Environment Protection Agency

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