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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.


Each of Glasgow’s 21 Area Partnerships has an annual budget from which it awards grants for a variety of developmental projects. Area Partnerships allocate funding that will assist in the delivery of their agreed Area Budget Investment Priorities. It is designed to provide relatively small, one-off grants throughout the year, ensuring that a wide range of new and existing local organisations can access funding each year to develop their activities.

It can fund a wide variety of developmental projects including: projects that promote community activity; short-term/pilot projects (including staff costs); new equipment/materials for local organisations; activity costs at residential centres; environmental improvements; production of educational plays/materials; hire professional instructors; start-up grants or bus hire for day trips.

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Geographical areas funded: Glasgow

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Community and voluntary organisations that are based in Glasgow and have full control over their proposal are able to apply.

When to apply

Requests for more than £500 should be submitted at least four weeks before the appropriate Area Partnership meeting, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Applications for £500 or less are considered on a monthly basis.

Deadline dates for the various areas are available via the Council website in the Application Guidance notes headed Area Partnerships Meeting Dates, Application Deadlines, and Priorities.

How to apply

Download the application form and guidelines from the Council website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Education & training Environment Health education & promotion Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Black & Ethnic Minorities Carers Children Economically/socially disadvantaged General public Care experienced people Socially isolated people People in poverty Older people Ill-health Disabilities Local communities Victims of crime & abuse Volunteers Women & girls Young people

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