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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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Highlands and Islands Enterprise - Community Asset Projects


Funding and support is available to community groups in the Highlands and Islands region to help develop assets that benefit their local area. HIE can fund a knowledge exchange visit with another group, either as a host or visitor, to help you learn from what others have put in place and learn from their experiences.

Community groups and intermediaries can also get financial support for:

  • hosting or attending training courses and events
  • hosting capacity-building events for the community-assets sector
  • other activities that may benefit the development of your community assets.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

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

You can apply if you are:

  • a community group based in the Highlands and Islands who manages, owns, or is working towards ownership of an asset that will benefit the community
  • a support organisation which supports groups who manage, own, or are working towards ownership of assets for community benefit
  • have a need to attend or host training or capacity-building activities in line with your organisation’s aims and objectives.

When to apply

Groups need to submit applications at least 6 weeks before the activity starts.

How to apply

Complete the enquiry form on the HIE website and a member of the team will contact you to discuss your project.

Contact information


Premium 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 about 2 months ago

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Highlands and Islands Enterprise