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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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The Westminster Foundation - Small Grant Programme


The Westminster Foundation works with local organisations that create opportunities for young people. Funding is focussed on helping provide a solid structure to children and young people, their families and the local communities around them, to tackle the causes and impact of inter-generational inequality.

Their goals are:

  • Creating opportunities
  • Supporting communities
  • Influencing change:

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Geographical areas funded: Highland

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Capital, Revenue, Core costs

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Who can apply

Registered charities (or organisations with exclusively charitable objectives) working in rural communities in Sutherland, where the Grosvenor Estate operates.

When to apply

Apply at any time. The grants panel meets approximately every ten weeks. The small grants programme is currently oversubscribed so decisions may take longer.

How to apply

Apply online via Foundation's website.

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Activites funded: Housing & shelter Advice & information Befriending & mentoring Community development & regeneration Education & training Employability services General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged Families Socially isolated people People in poverty Rural communities Young people

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