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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.


In response to the current pandemic, the Aviva Community Fund have broadened their eligibility criteria to support causes in addressing the impact of the outbreak.

It supports projects that boost the resilience of communities in the face of uncertainty and is investing in two key areas: community resilience and financial capability and inclusion. The focus is on funding small charities and giving them the opportunity to innovate and test new ideas without fear of risk.

Any projects submitted should be to develop a new approach, product or technology, pilot a new scheme, implement a new initiative, or expand existing services to a new area or beneficiary group OR covering the core running costs of causes looking to adapt or continue their vital services throughout the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Other resources
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue, Core costs

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Any not-for-profit community organisation whose income is less than £1 million and has existed for at least 12 months.

Maximum annual income:


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When to apply

Applications are open all year, with quarterly funding rounds for eligible charities.

How to apply

Eligible projects should submit an online application form and create a project page which explains your idea. These pages will be available to all Aviva employees to browse and donate to. Charities can also share their pages to also raise public donations. The full process is shown here -

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Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Education & training Environment Financial advice & support General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Mental health care Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Economically/socially disadvantaged Families General public LGBTQI people People in poverty Mental health conditions Older people Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Refugees & asylum seekers Local communities Young people

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