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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.


The Foundation supports civic voices to share their stories, learn and act together and influence the institutions that shape people’s lives.

They support projects that seek to facilitate constructive engagement between civil society and decision makers, including civil society participation in policy development and decision-making.

Applications must address one or more of their three priority themes:

  1. Health justice
  2. Climate justice
  3. Freedom of expression

All applications are required to demonstrate how they intend to integrate considerations of gender into their project design and implementation.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Worldwide

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Who can apply

Applicants must be registered not for profit civil society organisations, have an annual income of less than £2 million. The applicant must be based in an eligible Commonwealth Foundation member country and the project should take place in an eligible Commonwealth Foundation member country.

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When to apply

Closed for 2023.

How to apply

Complete the eligibility checker on the Foundation's website. If eligible, you can complete the full application online.

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Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: Voluntary sector organisations

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