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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.


Barchester's Charitable Foundation helps older people and other adults with a disability across England, Scotland & Wales. Grants are to help people lead more fulfilled lives and reach their full potential.

Their focus is on connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community. They support applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged.

They can help groups with:

  • Activity projects
  • Equipment and materials for use by members
  • Member transport
  • Day trips, outings and group holidays in the UK

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

The fund helps small community groups and small local charities. They do not have a formal definition for a small charity, but as a guideline, if your reserves are over £100.000 it is unlikely to be funded.

When to apply

Apply at any time.

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation website.

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Activites funded: General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Mental health care Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Socially isolated people Mental health conditions Older people Disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments

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