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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 Creative Funding Programme offers cultural organisations, community groups, charities and individual artists or creatives the opportunity to apply for support to develop and/or deliver creative activity. It covers a range of areas within arts, culture, heritage and the creative industries.

This funding has previously been awarded to festivals, community groups, brand new arts organisations and has supported projects from emerging individual artists through to established organisations.  A range of projects can be considered for funding such as  performances, exhibitions, networking events or even something completely new and innovative; there are very few limitations on the type of creative project that can be supported. 

Aberdeen has five key aspirations for the development of culture and creativity in the city:

  • Ambition 1: releasing our creativity
  • Ambition 2: becoming Scotland's creative lab
  • Ambition 3: making all the city a stage
  • Ambition 4: connecting us to the world
  • Ambition 5: shaping our future

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Geographical areas funded: Aberdeen

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Applications will be considered from any organisation or community group including not-for-profit status such as being a registered charity, social enterprise or community interest company.

When to apply

The deadline for 2022/23 was 29 May 2022.

How to apply

Application form and guidance are available on the Council website. Individual application support sessions are available. See the website for details.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Environment

Beneficiaries funded: Black & Ethnic Minorities Children Economically/socially disadvantaged Families General public Socially isolated people LGBTQI people People in poverty Older people Ill-health Religious & Belief Groups Local communities Unemployed Victims of crime & abuse Volunteers Women & girls Young people

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