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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 Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-makers in the UK. Their new strategy focuses on three aims:

  • Improving Our Natural World
  • Tackling injustice to deliver A Fairer Future
  • Nurturing Creative, Confident Communities.

They have identified specific priorities for each theme which can be found in the guidance. Please read this carefully and complete the eligibility quiz on the Foundation's website before applying.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Grant, Other resources
Type of cost:
Applicant success rate:
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Who can apply

They support organisations with a regular annual turnover of more than £100,000. Organisations must have charitable purposes but needn't be a charity.

Minimum annual income:

When to apply

Expressions of Interest can be submitted at any time.

How to apply

Apply online. The fund gets a large number of unsuccessful applications. Take the eligibility quiz on the website to make sure your application meets the criteria. If eligible, you can submit an Expression of Interest.

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Activites funded: Advocacy Arts & culture Campaigning Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Environment Organisational development & capacity building

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Children Care experienced people Socially isolated people LGBTQI people People in poverty Rural communities Men Mental health conditions Offenders & ex-offenders Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Voluntary sector organisations Women & girls Young people

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Last reviewed 23 days ago

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