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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 Culture & Business Fund Scotland promotes collaboration between Scottish businesses and arts and heritage organisations to deliver new arts and heritage projects. The fund can provide match-funding of the value of the business sponsorship.

The aims of the fund are to:

  • support culture and business organisations to come together to build new cross-sector partnerships or cement existing ones with continued support;
  • encourage and support businesses that are not yet involved in sponsoring or investing in cultural activities in Scotland to do so;
  • encourage and enable businesses who are already involved in sponsorship or investment to continue this involvement with existing and/or new culture sector partners; and
  • attract non-Scottish based organisations in the business sector to sponsor arts and heritage activities in Scotland

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Grant, Corporate sponsorship
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Annually awarded:
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Notes on award amounts:
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Who can apply

Any arts or heritage organisation based in Scotland can apply as the lead applicant. However, profit making arts and heritage organisations must evidence the project to be of community benefit to be eligible.The applying organisation must be properly constituted and hold a company bank account.

When to apply

Applications are currently paused.

How to apply

Online via the Culture & Business Fund Scotland website. There are two application forms, a fast-track form for under £3,000 and another for over £3,000.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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Last reviewed about 2 months ago

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Culture & Business Scotland