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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.


The community fund can support projects which build the sustainability of the local communities as vibrant places to live, work and visit, and support the development of a range of activities and services available to the community such as:

  • The running costs of groups
  • Employees or essential workers
  • Cost consultation and feasibility studies
  • Events and festivals
  • The cost of purchasing equipment
  • Maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities

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Geographical areas funded: Highland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

Projects in the following community council areas can apply: Bettyhill, Strathnaver and Altnaharra, Melvich, Strathy and Armadale.

You can apply for a grant if you are: A legally-constituted community group, A non-profit organisation, A registered charity.

When to apply

Application deadlines are:

  • 28 February
  • 30 June
  • 31 October

Next deadline: 28 Feb 2024

How to apply

Application forms can be downloaded from the SSE website.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Disaster & emergency services Education & training Employability services Environment Financial advice & support General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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