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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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Foundation Scotland - Investing in Enterprise Fund


The Investing in Enterprise Fund offers blended grant and loan investment to social enterprises, community organisations and charities working within the 13 eligible areas. The investment can be used for:

  • Working capital
  • Acquisition of assets
  • Business growth
  • Capital expenditure

Investments made by this fund must demonstrate that they meet our social investment charitable objectives, which are:

  • To prevent and/or relieve poverty among those living in Scotland
  • To advance community development, and urban and rural regeneration, in Scotland
  • To advance education in Scotland

This fund was previously managed by Resilient Scotland Ltd.

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Geographical areas funded: East Ayrshire North Ayrshire Clackmannanshire Fife Edinburgh West Lothian Glasgow Inverclyde North Lanarkshire Renfrewshire South Lanarkshire West Dunbartonshire Dundee

Fund type

Type of funding:
Grant, Loan
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

You must be an incorporated organisation with charitable, social or environmental objectives stated in your organisation’s governing documents with an asset lock or charitable dissolution clause. See funder website for full eligibility criteria.

When to apply

Apply at any time. Decisions on applications are generally made within a 12-week timescale.

How to apply

If you can answer yes to all the eligibility criteria listed on their website, then call or email Foundation Scotland to discuss your plans and request an application form.

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Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Environment Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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