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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 Stevenston Charitable Trust was established in 2000 with the particular aim of supporting the arts, and particularly the art of music, in the Lothians and Borders regions of Scotland. It makes grants to charities which work in the following fields:

  • the advancement of the arts and culture: the Trustees favour musical and visual arts, but other aspects of the arts and culture will be considered. Charities which promote access to the arts by young people are of particular interest to the Trustees. The vast majority of grants are made in this field
  • the advancement of health: the Trustees consider only a small number of grants in this field in any one year focused on the Lothians and Borders regions of Scotland only. Large national health charities are unlikely to be successful.

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Geographical areas funded: East Lothian Edinburgh Midlothian West Lothian Scottish Borders

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Who can apply

The Trust makes grants to charitable bodies only. Projects in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders are supported, but the primary focus is on East Lothian.

When to apply

The Trustees meet once a year, usually in January or February, to decide on grants for the following 12 months. Applications should reach them no earlier than 1 September and not later than 15 December.

Applications received outside of that timeframe will be declined automatically so apply in good time and do not apply too early.

Next deadline: 15 Dec 2024

How to apply

Application form available on the Trust website. They have strict requirements on what to include.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Health care & wellbeing Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: Children General public People in poverty Young people

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