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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.


Funding is intended for organisations which are involved in initiatives that benefit children, young people, students or researchers. In particular the grant aims to aid the development of medical research and higher or further education.

The Sylvia Aitken Charitable Trust offers grants to support registered charities throughout the UK. Although preference is given to those based in Scotland, especially if they are local projects.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland UK

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Capital, Revenue

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When to apply

There are two deadlines per year on 28 February and 31 August.

Next deadline: 31st Aug 2021

How to apply

Applications should be made by writing a letter to the trust. Your charity number must be provided. Contact the trust in writing or by telephone for further information.

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Activites funded: Animal welfare Environment General charitable activities Religious activities Research

Beneficiaries funded: Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Older people Disabilities Young people

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