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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 achieves its objects by making grants to individuals, organisations and institutions carrying out projects of significance to horticulture, gardening or botany with a strong horticultural element.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of typical projects:

  • gardeners’ training schemes run by appropriate organisations
  • restoring gardens of historic interest
  • developing new gardens for public access and enjoyment
  • exhibitions, book publications, research and educational programmes relating to horticulture
  • expeditions to collect and protect plants of scientific and horticultural value
  • study-visits by horticulturists or botanists with strong horticultural links.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Grants are made to individuals, organisations and institutions.

When to apply

Grants are normally awarded twice a year with the deadline for applications of 15 February for the April Trustees’ meeting and 15 August for the October Trustees’ meeting.

Next deadline: 15 Feb 2024

How to apply

Apply in writing to the Trust.

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Activites funded: Education & training Environment Research Science & technology

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The Stanley Smith (UK) Horticultural Trust

  • Registered charity (rUK) 261925
  • Royal Botanic Garden, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

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