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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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Highlands and Islands Enterprise - Community Asset Ownership


HIE can offer financial assistance with capacity building relevant to eligible groups' ongoing development plans. Start-up assistance can help with early investigation of a proposed purchase including professional fees and study visits and initial community consultation. Technical assistance is available to groups in the pre-acquisition stage and to help with bid preparation.

Support is available to encourage community participation through networking visits, skills training and employment of part-time community agents.

Community land grants are designed to assist communities to purchase areas of land or other fixed assets. Funding for post-acquisition capital costs or revenue funding for project-management costs is available.

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Geographical areas funded: Argyll & Bute Highland Moray Na h-Eileanan Siar Orkney Shetland

Fund type

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

Who can apply

Community-led organisations with broad membership from the whole community.


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When to apply

Applications can be made at any time.

How to apply

To discuss funding for a project please contact your local HIE office.

Contact information

Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities Voluntary sector organisations

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Last reviewed 6 months ago

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