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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 fund supports rural communities with projects that are off the mains gas grid and will improve local life. In 2021, Projects have the opportunity to use the crowdfunding platform to raise awareness for their initiative, giving them the chance to raise money for their project through the crowd.

Projects could be anything from community centres, village halls and sporting venues to youth clubs and scout groups, or they could be initiatives to support the elderly.

Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

Not for profit organisations that are ‘off-grid location’ - not connected to a mains or natural gas grid and uses an alternative energy source.

When to apply

Submissions are open until 21 April 2021.

Next deadline: 21st Apr 2021

How to apply

Projects apply on the funder website and funding is decided by public vote.

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Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Community facilities General charitable activities Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Children Rural communities Older people Local communities Young people

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