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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.


QHT give grants and interest-free loans as one-off funding for capital cost items of expenditure across a wide range of practical elements. These include: buying, building, converting, renovating or refurbishing property; expanding an existing housing project; making a housing project ‘greener’; smaller practical things which turn a house into a home.

Through four specific grants they also fund work relating to good practice and development:

  • the Health Check Service provides a professional consultant to help you in evaluation of the present and future ‘health’ and potential of your housing project
  • the Feasibility Study Grant helps towards the cost of getting professional to help you test the feasibility of specific proposals for providing affordable rented housing
  • the Environmental Assessment Grant helps towards the cost of getting professional help to identify and use environmentally-friendly options in your social housing project
  • the Dissemination of Good Practice helps towards the cost of making more widely available proven good practice which will help other organisations provide better social housing.

Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Grant, Loan
Type of cost:

Fund award sizes

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Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts: Premium information

Who can apply

Registered charities with an income of under £1 million.

Maximum annual income:


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When to apply

They will not be accepting new applications until their September 2021 meeting

Apply at any time. The Trustees meet quarterly.

How to apply

Email or phone the funder for an application pack. This gives full details of all the loans and grants provided. The notes will guide you through filling in the forms.

Contact information

Activites funded: Housing & shelter Community development & regeneration Health care & wellbeing

Beneficiaries funded: Carers Economically/socially disadvantaged Families Care experienced people Older people Refugees & asylum seekers Local communities Unemployed

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