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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 Co-op Local Community Fund gives money to local causes, helping to bring people together and make a difference. They give preference to projects run by small, local organisations that make a real difference to people in their community.

You can apply if your project supports People or our Planet in the following ways.

People: They're looking for projects that enable people to play a part in their community’s future by:

  • Supporting young people to fulfil their potential
  • Helping older people feel connected
  • Improving people’s mental wellbeing

Planet: They’re also looking for projects that help to protect our planet by:

  • Tackling climate change
  • Reducing waste and resource use
  • Protecting nature

Across both People and Planet themes they are keen to support projects that promote and celebrate diversity and inclusion.

If you are successful, you’ll be part of the Local Community Fund for 12 months from 20 October 2024 to 18 October 2025. You'll receive your funds in November 2025.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: Scotland UK

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Any organisation can apply as long as it can prove it’s not run for private profit and has a project in mind that benefits their local community. That includes charities, community organisations, co-ops and social enterprises.

When to apply

The deadline for applications is midnight on 7 July 2024.

Next deadline: 7 Jul 2024

How to apply

The application form and guidance is available on the Co-op website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community facilities Environment General charitable activities Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Children Men Older people Ill-health Local communities Young people

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