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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.

In response to the current cost of living crisis, the Volant Charitable Trust is prioritising the focus of its awards on charities and organisations who are particularly addressing poverty and deprivation, helping to support vulnerable groups who are most affected, with an emphasis on women, children and young people.

For full details of the fund criteria, please visit the Foundation Scotland website.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

There is an income cap of £1 million as reflected in your most recent annual accounts.

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When to apply

The deadline for Stage 1 enquiries is 12 April 2024. You will find out in early May if you have progressed to Stage 2. Final Stage 2 decisions will be made by early October 2024.

Next deadline: 12 Apr 2024

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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