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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.

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Charles Hayward Foundation - Heritage & Conservation - Main Grants


Gives larger grants to projects of a unique nature and of national importance. The main focus is main focus in this category is on protecting, restoring and interpreting past inventions, discoveries, industrial sites and defining moments that have shaped our history and identity, and displaying them in a modern context for public engagement, use and learning.

Subcategories include:

  • Conservation and preservation of pictures, manuscripts, books and objects for public display, use and interest
  • Development of libraries, museums and galleries
  • Adaptation of former Industrial Heritage sites to creative and educational spaces

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

UK registered charity and have an annual income of more than £350,000

Minimum annual income:


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When to apply

There are no deadlines, the trustees meet four times a year to consider applications, so it may be several months before you receive a decision.

How to apply

Applicants are asked to submit an outline proposal. There is guidance on what to include in the proposal on the funder website. You will be invited to make a more detailed application if the Grant Committee decides to take your project to the second stage.

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Activites funded: Education & training Environment Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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