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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 Foundation particularly welcomes applications that will support the most vulnerable people in society. Your application must address at least one of the specific objectives which have been set for the 2024 round of funding to support our overarching strategic aims:

  • Education, Training and Research: STEM and Raising aspirations
  • Biodiversity and Climate Change: Environmental protection or improvement, Habitat conservation and Knowledge and research
  • Art and Culture : Restoration, development & conservation and Cultural initiatives.
  • Social Initiatives: Economic security and Economic opportunity.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • have an active board of at least three unrelated trustees
  • have been registered with one of the UK Charity Regulators for at least one full year
  • have at least one year of published accounts covering a 12-month operating period
  • have income of greater than £75,000
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When to apply

Applications for the 2024 round of funding closed on 21 July 2023.

How to apply

Complete the eligibility form on the Foundation's website. Once you have successfully passed the eligibility stage, you will receive an email with a link to the application form.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Employability services Environment Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged General public People in poverty Local communities

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