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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.


Social Business Trust's mission is to support high growth potential social enterprises to scale-up their impact. They do that by investing cash grants and professional support from seven partner organisations in a carefully selected portfolio of social enterprises.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Grant, Other resources
Type of cost:

Fund award sizes

Notes on award amounts:
Premium information

Who can apply

They are interested in talking to registered charities or organisations that demonstrate a clear charitable purpose, e.g. as a community interest company (CIC) with an asset lock in place.

Annual revenues should be greater than £1 million (or be on track to achieve that in 18 months), including a significant proportion of earned income (i.e. not from donations or grants) and be based mainly in the UK.

Minimum annual income:

When to apply

Applications to be submitted at anytime.

How to apply

Please email the Trust if you have an interest in applying.

Contact information

Activites funded: Housing & shelter Advice & information Advocacy Animal welfare Arts & culture Befriending & mentoring Campaigning Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Community safety Transport Disaster & emergency services Education & training Employability services Environment Financial advice & support General charitable activities Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Heritage & building preservation Mental health care Organisational development & capacity building Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Religious activities Research Respite & holidays Science & technology Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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