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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.


Culture organisations in arts and heritage can now apply to the The Culture & Business Fund Scotland (C&BS), designed to support innovative and mutually beneficial partnerships between culture and business organisations across Scotland, for up to £1 for every £2 invested by business organisations.

Through the C&BS Fund since the launch of the programme in 2017, a total of just over £3.1 million has been invested with 169 C&BS Fund investments made across all 32 local authority areas. C&BS Fund is an investment programme which receives direct investment from the Scottish Government

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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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Who can apply

Non-profit culture organisations delivering cultural activity in Scotland which have attracted a business to sponsor a project or aspect of their work, either in the form of cash or in-kind sponsorship. Culture organisations eligible to apply to the C&BS Fund are:

  • Registered Charities: Charities registered with OSCR (the Scottish Charity Regulator) and undertaking activity related to culture (arts and heritage)
  • Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations: SCIOs registered with OSCR and undertaking activity related to culture (arts and heritage)
  • Community Interest Companies: CICs registered with the Regulator of Community Interest Companies, undertaking activity related to culture (arts and heritage), and with an asset lock in place
  • Companies Limited by Guarantee: Companies Limited by Guarantee registered with Companies House, undertaking activity related to culture (arts and heritage), and with an asset lock in place

When to apply

Applications are open now.

How to apply

Online via the Culture & Business Fund Scotland website. They ask you to watch a short film which covers the new guidelines. Once you have done this, you can submit an Expression of Interest and will be invited to submit a full application if eligible.

Contact information

Activites funded: Arts & culture Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: General public Local communities

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Last reviewed 12 days ago

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