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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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National Museums Of Scotland - National Fund for Acquisitions


The fund helps museums, galleries, libraries and archives throughout Scotland to make acquisitions for their collections, provided they are open to the public and not run for profit.

Grants may be made to assist the purchase of an object or group of objects that conforms to the applicant's collecting policy.

Funding is provided annually by Scottish Government and administered by National Museums Scotland.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

Museums, galleries, specialist libraries and archives in Scotland are eligible to apply provided they are open to the public and not run for profit. Museums and galleries must be accredited under the Arts Council England (ACE) Accreditation Scheme, managed in partnership with Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS).


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When to apply

There are no deadlines for applicants, decisions on applications are made on a case by case basis.

How to apply

Application form and guidance on the funder website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Education & training

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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