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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.


Community Connect enables Scotmid members to give back to their Communities. It allows three good cause groups from three Member Regions (North, East and West) to receive a financial award following a vote by Scotmid members. They’re looking for applications that:

  • benefit the local community centred around Scotmid or Semichem stores
  • have the greatest possible benefit to their community
  • are scheduled to be completed within 24 months of the award date.

Scotmid members collect one Community Connect vote every time they shop in store. They then use their votes to determine the size of the award that each Good Cause Group receives.

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Geographical areas funded: East Ayrshire North Ayrshire South Ayrshire Clackmannanshire Falkirk Fife Stirling East Lothian Edinburgh Midlothian West Lothian East Dunbartonshire East Renfrewshire Glasgow Inverclyde North Lanarkshire Renfrewshire South Lanarkshire West Dunbartonshire Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Argyll & Bute Highland Moray Orkney Dumfries & Galloway Scottish Borders Angus Dundee Perth & Kinross

Fund type

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

An established Good Cause Group or Charity or part of a new group who have an idea which will enhance your local community

When to apply

Community Connect has two award cycles every year. Groups are chosen each April and September.

How to apply

Complete the online application form on the Scotmid website.

Three Good Cause Groups will be shortlisted by a panel of Scotmid representatives from all the applications received. Scotmid members then vote for one of the three shortlisted groups. The final amount awarded to each shortlisted groups is dependent on which group receives the most member votes.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Environment Health education & promotion

Beneficiaries funded: General public Local communities

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