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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.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Shared Ground


The programme funds work that supports communities to live well together and thrive, work that exploits the opportunities of migration, and work that addresses challenges for people who have migrated, including those who are ‘undocumented’, or have irregular immigration status. It will provide organisations with the financial support they need to test new approaches, explore ways of exploiting emerging opportunities and address new challenges in this area of great change and uncertainty. Applicants must contribute to one of the following aims: staying safe – ensuring that young people who have migrated can address the significant barriers that affect their ability to thrive; living well together – supporting work which helps communities experiencing high levels of migration become stronger and more connected.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

Not-for-profit organisations, of any size, working anywhere in the UK.


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When to apply

At any time.

How to apply

The application form and guidance can be found on the website. You can apply for an ‘explore and test’ grant to help explore and test new approaches and ways of addressing new challenges (maximum of £60,000, usually for up to two years) or a ‘more and better’ grant to help develop and embed more established activities (between £100,000 and £400,000 for up to four years).

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Activites funded: Advice & information Citizenship & community involvement Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Refugees & asylum seekers Local communities Young people

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