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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 Essentia Foundation is looking to provide financial support to charities and community groups that will help achieve the following objectives:

  • Improved health and social welfare of children and young people up to the age of 25 years old.
  • Increased opportunities for training, enhancing learning, upskilling, and developing career opportunities, and supporting young people up to the age of 25 years old to move towards employment

This round of funding is aimed at supporting grassroots community organisations across Scotland. Grants are to be spent over a period of three years.

The fund is looking for projects that:

  • Support the participation in mainstream society for individuals with learning disabilities or long-term life limiting health conditions
  • Support young people who face long-term challenges living in poverty and inequality.
  • Support those who have been excluded from school to access or return to education or training opportunities
  • Provide skills and training to those who are furthest from the labour market
  • Aim to improve the health and welfare of children and young people (being those under 25)

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Who can apply

Registered charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations, community companies, and community interest companies if they meet the Fund's minimum governance standards.

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When to apply

Applications close on 24 June 2024. Decisions will be communicated in August 2024.

Next deadline: 24 Jun 2024

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via the Foundation Scotland website.

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Activites funded: Education & training Employability services Health care & wellbeing Social care & welfare

Beneficiaries funded: Economically/socially disadvantaged People in poverty Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Young people

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