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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.


The Trust provides grants to registered charities in Scotland for work relating to training for employment, employment support and vocational skills. It is particularly interested in employment and skills training for young people who are unemployed, and in re-training and support for unemployed people to get them back into work.

The Trustees have particular regard to the needs of the communities in Ayr or Airdrie in Scotland and West Bengal, particularly Darjeeling, in India.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland Worldwide South Ayrshire North Lanarkshire

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Capital, Revenue, Core costs

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Who can apply

The Trustees will consider applications from charities registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. The Trust may also consider applications from social enterprises and similar organisations for work which is charitable in nature. The Trust will, in some instances, fund individuals and overseas work particularly in the Darjeeling area of West Bengal, India.


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When to apply

Trustees meet 3 times a year for grantmaking, in January, May and October. The next deadline is 16 April 2021 for the May meeting.

Next deadline: 16th Apr 2021

How to apply

The application form is on the website but you should discuss a project with the assessor before making an application.

Contact information

Activites funded: Education & training Employability services

Beneficiaries funded: Unemployed Young people

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