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 - Ideas and Pioneers


The Ideas and Pioneers Fund supports people with unusual or radical ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities of people in the UK. They are looking for ideas to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives.

They want to work with people whose ideas are in the early stages of development and will fund work to enable you to develop the idea from concept to set-up: this may include problem definition and analysis, scoping, exploratory work, and prototyping. They prefer to be the first and main funder to support an idea and welcome applications from people who have not received grant funding before.

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Geographical areas funded: 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 will usually receive a decision within 12 weeks of submitting your application.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Education & training Employability services Health education & promotion

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged People in poverty Offenders & ex-offenders Disabilities Learning disabilities Victims of crime & abuse Young people

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