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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.


The Trust supports voluntary organisations working in three areas:

  • Sustainable livelihood projects in Africa, such as small business support and training, and microfinance in both urban and rural, regions. Trustees also welcome appeals that support and protect street children
  • Work with families affected by domestic abuse in Britain. Trustees fund projects that work with survivors and/or perpetrators of domestic abuse
  • Work by organisations that help to improve the lives of prisoners and ex offenders in Britain. Trustees fund projects that offer practical help to rehabilitate offenders and help them to prepare for life after release

Each area of funding has specific guidelines and exclusions. Please read them carefully if you wish to make an appeal. An appeal is more likely to be successful when the applicant shows how the work fits within the guidelines.

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Geographical areas funded: UK Worldwide

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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When to apply

Africa programme: Currently closed. Family programme: Currently closed to new applications. Penal: Applications can be made at any time.

How to apply

There is no application form. Send a short letter (1-2 pages) to the Trust outlining case for funding and showing how case fits into guidelines. They accept new applications and also repeat funding.

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Activites funded: General charitable activities

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families Offenders & ex-offenders Local communities Victims of crime & abuse Women & girls

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