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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 Volant Trust’s aim is to support women, children and young people who are at risk and facing social deprivation. It supports Scottish charities and projects, whether national or community-based, which help alleviate social deprivation, particularly supporting women, children and young people at risk.

Projects must demonstrate a strong focus on supporting women and children affected by hardship or disadvantage and on tackling the issues they face in order to make a lasting difference to their lives and life chances.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

Although there is no income cap on organisation’s, please note in the instance of the fund being oversubscribed, smaller organisation’s will be prioritised (under 1 million in the most recent financial year).

When to apply

Stage 1 applications close on 10 October 2022. If successful, final Stage 2 decisions will be made by April 2023.

Next deadline: 10 Oct 2022

How to apply

There is a two stage application process. The first step is to complete the online enquiry form on the Foundation Scotland website to send an outline of your project. If invited, you will be sent a full application to complete.

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Activites funded: Advice & information General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Mental health care Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Black & Ethnic Minorities Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families Socially isolated people Mental health conditions Offenders & ex-offenders Victims of crime & abuse Women & girls Young people

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