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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 awards are exclusively dedicated to charity governance. By shining a spotlight on the best of the sector, they aim to demonstrate how effective governance can transform a charity and even more of the lives of its beneficiaries.

There are five categories covering every kind of charitable organisation. The shortlist is announced in April, and shortlisted charities are invited to a complimentary and exclusive awards ceremony in May, where the winners are announced.

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

Charities must be registered in the UK by the Charity Commission (or the equivalent in each devolved nation) and have been established before 31 December 2019.

When to apply

The deadline for the 2023 Awards is 12 noon on 8 February 2023.

Next deadline: 8 Feb 2023

How to apply

Apply online via the Awards website.

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Activites funded: General charitable activities

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