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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 Trustees prefer applications to fall into one of the five core categories below, although applications that fall outside these will be considered in exceptional circumstances:

  • Arts and Heritage
  • Economic or social disadvantage
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, applications have more than doubled, making the average success rate since March 2020 a little under 4%.

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue, Core costs
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Who can apply

Charities registered in any part of the United Kingdom.


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When to apply

The Trustees generally meet in March, June, September and November/December. The next deadline is 20 April 2021.

Next deadline: 20th Apr 2021

How to apply

The application form and guidance can be found on the website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Education & training Environment Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged Ill-health Disabilities Voluntary sector organisations

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