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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.


LaunchMe is Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator. It prepares ambitious social enterprises and community organisations for growth so they can achieve social impact at scale.

As a LaunchMe participant, you can expect the following:

  • A bespoke programme of support: Support tailored to the needs of your business and move at your pace.
  • Access to expert training: Workshops delivered by experts in different business areas – from social impact to market research and more.
  • A peer network: Connecting with other LaunchMe participants to share experiences, learn from each other, and foster collaboration.
  • Access and connections to investors: Help to find the right investors for your growth plans.
  • A hands-on, knowledgeable, and dedicated support team that will encourage, challenge and champion you so you get the most out of the programme.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Grant, Staff time, Other resources
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Who can apply

Social and community enterprises looking to scale. You must be incorporated and with an asset lock.

When to apply

Expressions of interest can be completed at any time.

How to apply

Apply online via the Firstport website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Community development & regeneration General charitable activities Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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