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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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Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation


The Foundation funds charities that benefit children, through education and/or welfare, youth schemes and projects, or the elderly and their care. It will fund the purchase of specific tangible items or activities rather than donating to general funds. Examples include: sensory toys and equipment for children with special needs; items to care for isolated and/or vulnerable elderly people; support of specially adapted equipment to be used by people with physical / mental / communication disabilities; apparatus for children with special needs; items or tangible social activities for Community Centres providing a benefit to many in the local community; provision of tangible and social interaction activities for the vulnerable and/or isolated.

Geographical areas funded: UK East Lothian Edinburgh Glasgow Aberdeen Perth & Kinross

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Funds registered charities based in the UK, particularly in areas near the Society's Principal Office or one of its branches (in Scotland this is Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, North Berwick and Perth).


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When to apply

There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time. The Trustees usually meet quarterly in March, June, September and December.

How to apply

Application form available on the website.

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Activites funded: Community facilities Education & training General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Recreation & social activities Respite & holidays

Beneficiaries funded: Children Socially isolated people Older people Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Young people

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