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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.


Chance to Connect is funded through the Scottish Children’s Lottery. It supports projects working in the areas of community development and citizenship, helping develop strong young adults. Projects or activities will work with the most vulnerable families and their communities, who are at a demonstrably high risk of being negatively impacted by poverty.

Examples of projects or activities aimed at young people they may fund include: support for community libraries and learning spaces; community based leisure and sporting programmes; local youth clubs and recreational activities; local community projects physically enhancing the area and encouraging social inclusion and citizenship.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Charities registered in Scotland.


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When to apply

Due to a large current demand for funding, they have temporarily closed the application process.

How to apply

Online application form available on the website.

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Activites funded: Citizenship & community involvement Education & training Environment Health care & wellbeing Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Children Families Young people

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