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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.

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Scottish Coal Industry Special Welfare Fund


The Fund supports individuals and organisations with a direct mining connection, who are in genuine need of financial assistance. It will fund: the organisation and provision of outdoor and indoor recreational facilities including sports, games, pastimes, arts and crafts, holidays, excursions, outings and entertainment's the provision and maintenance of convalescent accommodation and aid in the rehabilitation of the disabled; the provision of comforts for the aged, sick, infirm and disabled; the promotion and maintenance of youth clubs and youth courses; co-operation with individual miners' welfare schemes and other centres in predominantly mining communities in promoting activities of the foregoing kinds within or including their own districts; the relief of distress occasioned by any accident occurring in the coal mining industry in Scotland involving the loss of life or serious or permanent injury to any person employed in the said industry and the relief of distress shall include the making of provision for or towards maintenance, education and training of the dependants of any persons losing their lives or sustaining serious or permanent injury in any such accident as aforesaid.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

Annually awarded:
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Who can apply

Individuals and organisations with a connection to Scottish miners.


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When to apply

At any time. The Trustees meet quarterly to consider grant requests.

How to apply

Contact the fund to discuss your project.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Community facilities Education & training General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Older people Ill-health Disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Local communities Young people

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