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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.


Rosa’s Voices from the Frontline fund offers one-year grants to support campaigning and influencing work that enables women and girls to use their voice to achieve change. They will fund a broad range of activity including:

  • Campaigning for changes in policy and laws including activities such as petitions, social media campaigns and lobbying.
  • National campaigns that address issues that affect women and girls.
  • Influencing community leaders and power holders about issues that affect women in a particular place or community.
  • Gathering evidence or producing tools and reports which enable women and women’s organisations to campaign for change.
  • Mentoring or training for women on how to participate in public life and influence social policy.
  • Video and media campaigns about specific issues facing women.
  • Training activists in campaigning, advocacy, lobbying or public speaking.

Premium information is available exclusively to SCVO members and supporters

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

To be eligible for funding from the Voices from the Frontline fund, your organisation must:

  1. Meet Rosa’s definition of a women’s and girls’ organisation
  2. Be a not-for-profit organisation
  3. Have a written governing document e.g., a constitution or set of rules
  4. Have a governing body with at least 3 unrelated members
  5. Have a UK-based bank or building society account in the name of your organisation with at least 2 unrelated signatories
  6. Have been active for one year and be able to produce annual accounts for a whole year
  7. Have an appropriate safeguarding policy in place

When to apply

Currently closed.

How to apply

Please visit Rosa’s website to read the application guidance. To apply you need to submit a short application form with a 3 minute video setting out what you want to do with the grant. Rosa are running information webinars ahead of the deadline. To register to attend, visit their website.

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Activites funded: Advocacy Campaigning Citizenship & community involvement

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities LGBTQI people People in poverty Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Refugees & asylum seekers Victims of crime & abuse Women & girls

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