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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.

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The Architectural Heritage Fund - Scottish Community Development Grant


The fund will support regeneration projects in communities, bringing benefits to local areas through the reuse of historic buildings. Approved projects will have the potential to make a significant positive social impact, offer long-term sustainable uses for historic buildings, and will be clearly and strongly community led.

Geographical areas funded: Scotland

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

To apply for a grant you must be a formally constituted charity or social enterprise whose members have limited liability. If your organisation is not a registered charity then it must have an asset lock in place. This is a provision in the governing document to protect its assets.


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When to apply

Applications for up to £15,000 can be submitted at any time and you will normally get a decision in 6 to 8 weeks.

The quarterly Grants Panel considers applications from England and Scotland of more than £15,000. Remaining 2021 deadlines are: 30 April, 31 July, 30 September .

Next deadline: 30th Apr 2021

How to apply

Projects that are interested in this fund should discuss their potential eligibility with the Support Officer for Scotland prior to making an application.

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Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Heritage & building preservation

Beneficiaries funded: General public Local communities

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