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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.


Pets Foundation supports organisations who work to make a real difference to the welfare of UK pets, either by improving the care that rescues provide to these animals or by actively reducing the number of homeless pets. Their Rescue Centre Grants provide funding to organisations whose main activity is the rescue and rehoming of UK pets.

They can fund:

  • Vet bills
  • Boarding costs
  • Food
  • Trap and neuter schemes
  • Equipment
  • Vehicles
  • Building work

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

You must have been operating for a minimum of 2 years, and can provide rehoming figures and financial information for a 12 month period.

Minimum annual income:

When to apply

Apply at any time. Deadlines vary based on charitable activity:

  • Rescue and rehoming of pets: Opens April and continues through 2024, with decisions made throughout the year
  • Pets assisting people: Opens April and closes end of June, with decisions made in October
  • Preventing pet relinquishment: Opens May and closes end of July, with decisions made in November. See guidance documents on website for full information.

Next deadline: 30 Jun 2024

How to apply

Apply online on the Foundation's website.

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Activites funded: Animal welfare

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