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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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The W.G. Edwards Charitable Foundation


The Trustees are interested in supporting a diverse range of charities which support older people over the age of 65, from large institutions to small community-run organisations. Grants are loosely divided into health and community categories.

They give grants for refurbishment of residential care housing for the elderly and for building projects which are nearing completion. Trustees also consider the provision of equipment to enhance care and improve quality of life. It supports community initiatives such as exercise classes for the over-65s, lunch clubs, horticultural therapy and day trips. They also consider grants for technology projects aimed at benefiting the over-65s.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland UK

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Who can apply

The Foundation award funds to UK registered charities that have been registered with OSCR for at least two years.

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When to apply

Meetings of the Foundation take place in January, April, July and October.

The deadlines for these meetings are 10 March, 10 June, 10 September and 10 December each year.

Late applications may be carried over to the following meeting.

Next deadline: 10th Jun 2021

How to apply

Apply by letter following the guidance given on the website

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Activites funded: Education & training Health care & wellbeing Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Older people Learning disabilities Sensory impairments

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