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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 Fund supports individuals and organisations with a direct mining connection, who are in genuine need of financial assistance.

They support charities to be sustainable through supporting trustees, helping understand legal and charitable requirements and access funds to help you develop. They actively support other mining charities to deliver services in local communities and can help with how to manage your funds and remain sustainable.

They can fund a range of activities including:

  • the organisation and provision of outdoor and indoor recreational facilities
  • the provision and maintenance of convalescent accommodation and aid in the rehabilitation of the 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
  • 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

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Who can apply

Individuals and organisations with a connection to Scottish miners.

When to apply

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

How to apply

Contact the fund to discuss your project and to access support.

Contact information

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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Scottish Coal Industry Special Welfare Fund

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