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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 Naturesave Trust was set up to promote the adoption of sustainable development. It obtains 100% of its funding from the premiums generated by Naturesave Insurance.

The latest funding window is focused on the circular economy, with focus repairing, restoring, mending, sharing and repurposing.

The principal areas of funding are:

  • Environmental and Conservation Projects: Working with communities and organisations to protect wildlife and improve biodiversity
  • Social Enterprise Projects: Working with charities and voluntary organisations to support vulnerable and disadvantaged groups
  • Community Renewable Energy Grants: Providing startup ‘seed corn’ grants for community renewable energy projects
  • Environmental Performance Reviews: The Trust also funds independent reviews for commercial customers of Naturesave Insurance. This free advice is designed to help their SME businesses customers to become more sustainable and reduce costs.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

The Naturesave Trust will consider applications for specific projects from Charities, Companies or Organisations whose activities are based within the UK.

When to apply

Applications are currently open.

How to apply

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

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Activites funded: Animal welfare Environment Health care & wellbeing Energy

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