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.

Essentia Foundation

Posted on 10th June 2021 by Christie McAlpine

The Essentia Foundation is an independent grant giving charity in Scotland with the vision of a fair and compassionate society where everyone is valued and can be successful.

The Foundation award grants of up to £3,000 to charities and community groups to help achieve the following objectives:

  • Improved health and social welfare of children and young people up to the age of 25 years old.
  • Increased opportunities for training, enhancing learning, upskilling, and developing career opportunities, and supporting young people up to the age of 25 years old to move towards employment.

They support a number of organisations across Scotland each year, with 30 organisations and 16 different local authorities impacted in 2020. You can read about some of the projects they have supported on their website.

How to apply

Applications to the fund are managed by Foundation Scotland and close on 28 June 2021. You can apply online via the Foundation Scotland website.