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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 Garioch Area Initiatives Fund is used responsively to address the needs of communities and maximise scarce resources. Projects should align to at least one of the following themes:

  • improving the appearance and maintenance of towns and villages
  • healthier communities
  • stronger and empowered communities
  • connected communities

In addition, the Area Initiatives Fund has been set aside for projects which:

  • promote the development of community-based initiatives including energy efficiency
  • help local groups to meet the needs of their communities
  • tap into the talent and resources that exist throughout the area

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Geographical areas funded: Aberdeenshire

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Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Area Committee Budget is open to applications from Council services andconstituted groups thatcan demonstratethat a funding package is beingput together, and that costs cannot be met from normal budgets.

When to apply

The Small Grants fund is open and applications can be submitted at any time.

The next deadline for the Area Initiatives Fund is to be confirmed. Check the Council website for the most up to date details.

How to apply

The application forms and guidance can be downloaded from the Council website.

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Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities Young people

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