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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 Fore offers development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. It makes unrestricted grants which have the potential to have a transformational impact on an organisation. For example enabling your organisation to take a step forward in its development or giving you the chance to do something you couldn’t before.

It will also match successful applicants with friendly professional support including ongoing mentoring, strategic advice, governance support or other assistance.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Provides funding to UK-registered charities, community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and community benefit societies with annual income of less than £500,000.

Maximum annual income:

When to apply

The Autumn 2023 round will open at 12 noon on 12 July and close at 12 noon on 19 July.

On 20 July, applicants will receive confirmation if they have been allocated a place on the funding round. Details of how to apply will be included. If there are more applicants registered than places available, places will be allocated at random.

Next deadline: 19 Jul 2023

How to apply

To apply for funding, organisations must register for a place during the funding round. If you are allocated a place, you will be provided with details on how to apply.

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Activites funded: General charitable activities

Beneficiaries funded: General public

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