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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.

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Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation


The Charitable Foundation supports registered charities based in the UK where there is clear benefit to the recipients, particularly in areas near the Society's Principal Office or one of its branches. They prefer to support specific tangible items or activities rather than donating to general funds.

Consideration will be given to charities whose objectives are:

  • To benefit children (aged under 16), through their education and or welfare i.e. literacy, numeracy and reducing poverty.
  • To provide youth schemes and projects supporting those in their late teens / early 20s in socially deprived areas with literacy, numeracy and employment.
  • To support the elderly by reducing isolation, helping reduce the effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

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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).

When to apply

The trustees meet at the beginning of March, June, September and December. Submission deadline dates are the 15th of the month prior to each meeting.

Please note: Applications received after the cut-off date will be presented at the following quarterly meeting.

Next deadline: 15 Feb 2023

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation 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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