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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 trust supports Scottish charities under the funding themes:

  • Tackling Child Abuse & Neglect: services for children whose lives have been affected by physical, mental or sexual abuse
  • Visual impairment: support for people who are blind or visually impaired
  • Neurological conditions: empowering people with neurological conditions to lead better lives and be involved in their communities
  • Animal welfare: helping animals that have been abused or are in danger of abuse and initiatives that reduce the risk of such abuse.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland

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Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue, Core costs

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

Open to registered charities based in, or operating in, Scotland

When to apply

They award Main grants twice a year. The next deadlines are 11am on:

  • Tackling Child Abuse & Neglect – 6 September 2022
  • Medical Research – 6 September 2022
  • Visual Impairment & Sight Loss – 6 September 2022
  • Neurological Conditions – 6 September 2022
  • Animal Welfare – 7 March 2023

Next deadline: 6 Sep 2022

How to apply

You are encouraged to phone the trust's office for an initial discussion prior to submitting an application. Apply online - guidance is given on the Trust's website.

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Activites funded: Animal welfare Health care & wellbeing

Beneficiaries funded: Carers Children Families Rural communities Disabilities Sensory impairments Voluntary sector organisations Victims of crime & abuse Young people

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