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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.


This year, the funding criteria has been expanded and they welcome application from projects in any of the following areas:

  • Providing support to improve mental health.
  • Enabling participation in physical activity.
  • Enabling participation in the arts.
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty.
  • Supporting marginalised groups and tackling inequality.
  • Improving biodiversity and responding to the climate emergency.
  • Improving green spaces and increasing access to the outdoors.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland UK

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

The following organisations can apply: registered charities with either the Charity Commission for England & Wales or Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR); Community Interest Companies (CICs); Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs, SCIOs); social enterprises; other not-for-profit community organisation.

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When to apply

Applications are open until 31 October 2023.

Next deadline: 31 Oct 2023

How to apply

To access the grant you must meet its eligibility criteria and complete Localgiving's due diligence process.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community facilities Environment Mental health care Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities Justice, equality & law

Beneficiaries funded: People affected by drugs and alcohol Black & Ethnic Minorities Carers Children Economically/socially disadvantaged General public Care experienced people Socially isolated people LGBTQI people People in poverty Mental health conditions Offenders & ex-offenders Older people Ill-health Disabilities Learning disabilities Physical disabilities Sensory impairments Refugees & asylum seekers Local communities Women & girls Young people

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