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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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Foundation Scotland - SSE Clyde (Dumfries and Galloway) Community Fund


Provides funding to community and charitable projects in Carronbridge, Closeburn, Durisdeer, Johnstone, Kirkonnel & Kelloholm, Kirkmichael, Kirkpatrick Juxta, Moffat & District, Royal Burgh of Sanquhar & District, Thornhill, Wamphray and Wanlockhead Community Council areas.

The amounts available for distribution vary, depending on each area's previous funding commitments with some areas already full committed. Check the Foundation Scotland website for which areas are open.

Grants are available to legally-constituted community groups, non-profit organisations and registered charities supporting projects which:

  • enhance quality of life for local residents
  • contribute to vibrant, healthy, successful and sustainable communities
  • promote community spirit and encourage community activity.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Dumfries & Galloway

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

Micro grants from the Community Councils are available to individuals or non-constituted groups, as well as constituted groups, for activity which will benefit the local community.

Constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and registered charities working to benefit people in one or more of the 12 community council areas can apply for an award from the main fund. Organisations do not need to be registered charities.

When to apply

The fund normally operates two funding rounds per year. Upcoming deadlines are:

  • 12 January 2024 (for meeting 26 March)

Next deadline: 12 Jan 2024

How to apply

Small Grant Applications: Apply online via the Foundation Scotland website.Large Grant Applications: There is a two stage process. Complete an enquiry form on the Foundation Scotland website to get started.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Education & training General charitable activities Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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