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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.

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Charles Hayward Foundation - Older People - Small Grants


Funds preventative and early intervention programmes being delivered at the community level which allow older people to stay in their own homes and remain independent. They are particularly interested in programmes which show some creativity in improving the quality of life of older people.

  1. Programmes aiming to alleviate isolation and depression in older people, including informal day care or social, physical, and recreational activities.
  2. Programmes which give practical help, assistance and support for older people living in their own homes.
  3. Programmes addressing the emotional and practical needs of older carers.
  4. Programmes designed to meet the specific needs of people with dementia.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

UK registered charity, with a turnover of less than £350,000

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When to apply

Applications can be submitted at any time during the year. They aim to provide a decision on your application within four months.

How to apply

The Foundation’s small grant programme is oversubscribed. If you have any questions or are unsure as to the suitability of your application, please call 020 7370 7063 to discuss your possible submission. Complete the small grant application form which can be found on the Foundation's website.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Citizenship & community involvement Health care & wellbeing Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Carers Economically/socially disadvantaged Socially isolated people Older people

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