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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 Trust funds projects that focus on the prevention (rather than the alleviation) of human suffering. The Trust has three grant priority areas: Medical, Social and Religious, with education being a central theme that runs across all three. Trustees welcome projects that relate to more than one priority area.

All Trust grants must fall under one or both of the following categories:

  • Innovative research projects: those which explore and test new ideas, methods, approaches, interventions and/or devices.
  • Pioneering / ground-breaking development projects: those which are original and represent the first of their kind and/or lay the foundations for further developments.

Geographical areas funded: UK Worldwide

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When to apply

The Trust does not have set deadlines for submissions of applications. Meetings are ‘closed’ to submissions at the discretion of the Trust, and without prior warning, once the meeting capacity is reached.

They strongly encourage all prospective applicants to contact them to explore the suitability of a project and the best time to apply, before starting an application.

How to apply

Complete online eligibility test and application form.

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Activites funded: Education & training General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Religious activities

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged General public Ill-health Religious & Belief Groups

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The Sir Halley Stewart Trust

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