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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.

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Foundation Scotland - NorthConnect Legacy Fund


The NorthConnect Legacy Fund is provided by NorthConnect, a joint venture company, set up to develop, build, own and operate an electrical interconnector between Scotland and Norway. The fund will support community groups that benefit residents living within a 10 mile radius of the planned NorthConnect electrical interconnector between Scotland and Norway which includes Boddam, Longhaven, Cruden Bay, Peterhead, St Fergus, Mintlaw, Burnhaven, Hatton and the surrounding areas.

The aims of the fund are:

  • To provide sustainable support to the communities and stakeholders living, working and playing in the vicinity of the NorthConnect infrastructure.
  • To support sustainable energy use and production.
  • To support sustainability, energy, environment, health and wellbeing education.
  • To increase participation in and access to contemporary culture, events and recreational activities in an environmentally sensitive manner.
  • To preserve and enhance the natural environment for residents and visitors to the area.

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Geographical areas funded: Aberdeenshire

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

Unconstituted groups, constituted organisations and individuals working to benefit people in the Area of Benefit can apply for a grant. The group must be set up on a not-for-profit basis, but the group does not need to be a registered charity to apply.

When to apply

Currently closed. The panel normally meets once per year.

How to apply

Application form and guidance available on the Foundation Scotland website.

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Activites funded: Arts & culture Citizenship & community involvement Community development & regeneration Community facilities Education & training Environment Health care & wellbeing Health education & promotion Sport & physical activity Recreation & social activities

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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