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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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Support with funding and fundraising

For help and support with funding and fundraising, check out our Funding Guide. 

Help using Funding Scotland

If at any point you need help whilst using the website, try selecting the Help button in the top right of each page containing fund search functions.

The main search bar will look for the keywords you use anywhere in the funding information, and will return funds in order of relevance. To refine the results we recommend you also use the filters:

  • For Geographic area choose the areas that the work will take place in e.g. Fife, Scotland, and the UK. If you only want local funders then choose your council area only. 
  • Beneficiaries are the people or things that will benefit from the work you do.
  • Activities are the type of work you do, such as advocacy or health and social care.
  • Type of cost relates to what you will use the money for. For project costs choose revenue and for building costs or equipment choose capital. 

Funding Scotland only lists funders that support organisations or activities in Scotland. If your activity or organisation is based elsewhere in the UK then try My Funding Central for England, Funding Wales for Wales, and GrantTracker for Northern Ireland.

Funding Scotland does not include funding opportunities for individuals or private businesses. Individuals can find support at Turn2us or Citizens Advice Scotland. Businesses can find support at FindBusinessSupport

With our SCVO membership package, you can get access to more information about each fund e.g. maximum award amounts, applicant success rate and fund exclusions, and additional features e.g. saved searches and personalised email alerts to make it easier to manage your results

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To get started, sign up for an account and if your organisation is eligible, you will automatically get access to the Premium service.

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The Funding Scotland database is updated most weekdays to ensure that the information is as up to date as possible. However, information can change between reviews so please check the funder’s website for the latest information. 

If you spot something wrong, you can use the Report Inaccuracy link on the fund information page and we'll sort it out.

You can sign up for the weekly news bulletin. SCVO Members can also subscribe to personalised email alerts. Find out more about exclusive member features. 

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If you have an IT team check with them to see if the email is being blocked by your server – ask them to search for

If you are still not receiving a bulletin please get in touch with us.

We do not accept applications for funding. You should check the How to Apply section for each fund and apply directly to the funder. Some will have their own website whilst others accept applications via email/post. 

We try our best to provide accurate information but sometimes we miss things. With your help we can make Funding Scotland the best it can be. Let us know by using the Report Inaccuracy link on the fund information page and we'll sort it out.

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in our contact form and we’ll get an entry arranged.