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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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Foundation Scotland - Carrick Futures


Carrick Futures is a community company, funded by ScottishPower Renewables community benefit funds from the Arecleoch and Mark Hill Windfarms in South Ayrshire. The fund primarily supports projects located within or directly benefiting one or more of the six community council areas of Ballantrae, Colmonell & Lendalfoot, Barr, Barrhill, Pinmore & Pinwherry and Girvan & District.

The Board has agreed three strategic aims, which it will use to prioritise proposed projects. These are:

  • Improving access to services (in particular public transport)
  • Enabling a diverse and sustainable population mix (services for young people and older people, but also activities that help create opportunities for families and working age people to live in the area).
  • Improving equality of opportunity (including tackling poverty and disadvantage).

Awards can support a wide range of costs and activities including equipment, running costs for local groups, staff or sessional worker costs, consultations, maintenance or refurbishment of community facilities and capital costs to purchase or develop community assets.

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Geographical areas funded: South Ayrshire

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Applicants must have a constitution (governing document or set of rules) and be set up on a not-for-private-profit basis. However applicants do not need to be registered charities to apply.


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When to apply

The fund operates up to four funding rounds per year. Remaining 2021 deadlines are 9 August.

Next deadline: 9th Aug 2021

How to apply

Apply online via the Foundation Scotland website. There is a two-stage process for large grants.

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Activites funded: Advice & information Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community facilities Transport General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Rural communities Local communities

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