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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.


Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent. You should have an ambitious growth strategy and a commitment to deliver upon it.

Competitions are:

  • Scottish EDGE: For early-stage companies/social enterprises across all sectors, offering funding of up to £100,000 on a split grant/loan basis.
  • Young EDGE: For companies where all directors are under the age of 30 offering a grant only award of up to £10,000. Wild Card EDGE: For pre-trading companies, sole-traders and partnerships, offering a grant-only award of up to £15,000.
  • Social Enterprise EDGE: For Social Enterprises who clearly demonstrate how their business enriches communities and makes a contribution to society, offering funding of up to £75,000 on a split grant/loan basis..

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Grant, Loan, Prize/award
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

Your organisation must be Incorporated at Companies House. Scottish EDGE is open to Ltd Companies and registered Social Enterprises/ Charities only.

The company must have been in operation for less five years, have less than 24 employees, have a business bank account and be capable of employing at least five more people over the next 3 years

When to apply

Round 24 opens for application on 14 August 2024.

How to apply

Online application and a short video pitch. Paper based or email applications will not be accepted.

Contact information

Activites funded: Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: Voluntary sector organisations

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