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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 Trust supports new work with the provision of small short-term grants to initiate projects in Christian action and research. It provides funding for projects that are: essentially Scottish; distinctively new ('Novum'); not readily able to be financed from other sources and short term - normally one year. The Trust focusses on the welfare of young people, the training of lay people or new ways of communicating the Christian faith.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

The Applicant should be someone who suitably represents the organisation applying


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When to apply

The Trustees meet twice a year, in May and November, to consider applications. Applications must be received by 15 April for the May meeting and 15 October for the November meeting to be considered.

Next deadline: 15th Apr 2021

How to apply

Application form available on the website

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Activites funded: Education & training Health care & wellbeing Religious activities

Beneficiaries funded: Religious & Belief Groups Young people

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