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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 object of the Alice McCosh Trust is to advance education by providing or assisting with grants for work or study related to natural history and/or the environment.

The grant could, for example, cover the cost of a school field trip or project, an expedition as part of a research project or the development of new teaching materials for schools or institutes of higher education.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Applications are invited from individuals attached to institutions and those following a programme of study or qualification, as well as people engaged in private/personal study related to natural history and/or the environment.

When to apply

Applications should be emailed to the Trust Secretary between 1 October and 30 November each year. Applications received at other times, or sent by post, will not be considered.

Next deadline: 30 Nov 2024

How to apply

Applicants should complete the application form and return to the funder via email. Applicants must answer all the questions and keep to the specified word limits. The application form and full guidance on what to include can be found on the funder website.

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Activites funded: Environment

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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Alice Mccosh Trust

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