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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.


Big Issue Invest Scotland (BIIS) is a venture established to provide social investment and loan finance to social enterprises, social ventures and third sector organisations in Scotland. Like The Big Issue, BIIS aims to help people to help themselves by investing in social enterprises that have business-like responses to social problems.

Big Issue Invest Scotland connects investment with the people and knowledge needed to build a future where social enterprise infrastructure thrives.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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When to apply

No closing dates - loan applications are accepted at any time.

How to apply

Complete an enquiry investment form on the website.

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Activites funded: General charitable activities

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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