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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.


Edge Fund supports small grassroots organisations taking action for a just, equitable and sustainable world. It funds work that challenges abuses of power and aims to bring an end to the systems that cause injustice.

This could be the economic system, political system, or any system that discriminates against people based on their identity or background (eg class, ability, gender, race, nationality, religion, sexuality, age or other factors).

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Small groups that struggle to get funding elsewhere, particularly if other funders might consider them to be too radical. The average income of groups they fund is around £2,500.

Groups cannot have an income of over £25,000 per annum.

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When to apply

There are two rounds per year. The last round was open from 1 - 31 October 2023.

How to apply

The application form and guidance can be downloaded from the Edge Fund website.

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Activites funded: Campaigning Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities General public LGBTQI people Older people Refugees & asylum seekers Religious & Belief Groups Victims of crime & abuse

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