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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.

Currently Closed

Arts & Business Scotland - Culture & Business Fund Scotland


The fund promotes collaboration between Scottish businesses and arts and heritage organisations to deliver new arts and heritage projects.

Arts or heritage organisations that attracts an eligible business to sponsor an aspect of their work the fund will match that sponsorship, pound for pound. In-kind and cash sponsorship are eligible, but must come from the sponsor’s own funds, goods or services. It is funded by the Scottish Government via Creative Scotland and Historic Environment 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

Due to a cut in funding from the Scottish Government, the fund is closed for the remainder of the 2022/23 financial year.

How to apply

Online via the Culture & Business Fund Scotland website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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Last reviewed 6 months ago

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