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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 seek to support initiatives that encourage and make possible meaningful and constructive engagement between civil society and government around policy and decision-making relevant to three priority themes:

  1. Health
  2. Environment and climate change
  3. Freedom of expression

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

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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

2022/23 call was open from 29 September to 1 November 2022.

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation website.

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

Beneficiaries funded: Voluntary sector organisations

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