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.

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Standard Life Aberdeen Charitable Foundation


The fund's overall focus is ‘Building connection’. Their work to achieve this aim is focused on two main areas:

  • Connecting people: Supporting projects to help people reach their potential or which bring people together. Projects may be about overcoming barriers or promoting sustainable development to benefit communities experiencing social isolation or disadvantage.
  • Connecting planet: Funding projects to enable people to engage with and protect nature, or which support habitat and wildlife restoration. This supports wellbeing, builds community cohesion, and ensures wildlife and ecosystems can thrive for generations to come.

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Geographical areas funded: Worldwide Edinburgh Aberdeen

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Organisations must also have a governance structure in place to allow the funder to properly monitor the impact of the investment.

The activity, and beneficiaries of any donation, should be located in a community local to one of their offices


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When to apply

There are no deadlines for this fund you ca apply at any time.

How to apply

The application form and guidance are available from the funder website.

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

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities Young people

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