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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.

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The Maurice & Hilda Laing Charitable Trust


The Trust has a specifically Christian focus and most grants are made to or through faith-based organisations. The Trustees' priority areas of giving are:

  • To advance Christian faith and values, with an emphasis on: making the Christian message relevant to all through innovative ‘fresh expressions’ of church
  • To support organisations offering practical support to those in the U.K. who are disadvantaged, vulnerable and / or socially isolated with a particular emphasis on Christian organisations seeking to express their faith through practical action to help vulnerable groups.
  • Relief of poverty overseas, predominantly through Christian organisations working in the low income countries of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Geographical areas funded: UK Worldwide

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Capital, Revenue

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When to apply

Apply at any time

How to apply

The Laing Family Trusts are run on a co-ordinated basis. This means that you do not need to make multiple applications to the individual Trusts; your application will automatically be directed to the most appropriate of the four Trusts. There is no pro-forma application form but they ask applicants to download and complete an application cover sheet, which is available on completion of an eligibility quiz.

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Activites funded: Education & training General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Religious activities

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Homeless or badly housed People in poverty Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Ill-health Disabilities Religious & Belief Groups Unemployed Women & girls Young people

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