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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:

  • brings people together to access food
  • helps improve people’s mental wellbeing
  • creates opportunities for young people to be heard and make a difference
  • helps people protect local biodiversity or tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions

If you are successful, you’ll be part of the Local Community Fund for 12 months from 22 October 2023 to 19 October 2024. You'll receive your funds in November 2024.

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

Currently closed.

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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