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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Volunteering Matters - Action Earth Awards


Awards are available to groups of volunteers carrying out environmental activities. This could include improving ponds, woodlands, meadows and other green spaces to make them more wildlife friendly, create new habitats by planting nectar-rich flowers, fruit-bearing trees or shrubs.

Action Earth Enhanced Grants are available for projects which can demonstrate a significant health impact through working with people who have defined health or social needs.

They prioritise applications from volunteer groups who do any of the following:

  • Work in areas where there is substantial social or economic deprivation
  • Improve and develop the health and wellbeing of their local community
  • Involve disabled people, vulnerable people or those at risk of exclusion
  • Encourage and involve people under 26 in practical outdoor conservation

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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When to apply

Action Earth 2021 is open for applications now. Projects must be complete by by January 31st 2022.

How to apply

Register online via the funder website to receive a link to their application form.

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Activites funded: Environment Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Mental health care

Beneficiaries funded: Socially isolated people Mental health conditions Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Volunteers

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