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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.

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Friends Provident Foundation - Building Resilient Economies


The aim of this funding programme is to contribute to a more resilient, sustainable and fairer economic system. There are two outcomes that flow from the overall aim: ‘systems change’ and ‘local economic resilience’.

Local economic resilience projects will focus on testing and reviewing local or small-scale initiatives that build economic resilience through diversity, flexibility and building capability in communities. They will support projects that share learning about effective ways for communities to create more sustainable economic systems and retain more of the value generated. This might include creating community assets or new approaches to local finance.

System change projects will require strong analysis of the issues and possible solutions. They will also need to develop and demonstrate methods that will effectively change policy and corporate behaviours in pursuit of wider social objectives.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

Fund type

Type of funding:
Grant, Loan
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue, Core costs

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

You don’t have to be a charity to apply, but your proposed activity must be charitable in its nature.


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When to apply

There is a two stage application process. Stage one applications can be submitted at any time. You will hear the outcome of your outline application approximately two months after your submission date.

How to apply

They operate a rolling application programme with no application deadlines. If your application is invited to stage 2 you will be given information about how and when to submit your full application at that point.

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Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration General charitable activities

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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