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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

There are no focus areas within the categories of Arts and Heritage, Education or Environment.

Applications for the Health category, must have a focus on one of the following:

  • programmes and activities that aim to support, maintain and improve mental health in any demographic
  • health care for older people

Applications for the Social or Economic Disadvantage category, must have a focus on one of the following:

  • disadvantaged children
  • housing and homeless people

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue, Core costs

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Who can apply

Charities registered in any part of the United Kingdom.

Minimum annual income:

When to apply

Applications can be made at any time. Applications are normally considered according to the timescales shown:

  • 21 October - 15 January (reviewed mid-March for decisions early April)
  • 16 January - 15 April (reviewed mid-June for decisions early July)
  • 16 April - 15 July (reviewed mid-September for decisions early October)
  • 16 July - 15 October (reviewed mid-December for decisions early January)

Applicants are encouraged to submit applications early in the application period to allow more time for their review.

Next deadline: 15 Apr 2023

How to apply

The application form and guidance can be found on the Trust's 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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