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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.


Funding guide

Our funding guide takes you through the key steps to consider when thinking about funding for your organisation.

The guide includes information on how to find funding, tips on what to include in your application, how to develop a fundraising plan and much more.

Guide to finding funding

More support

Our Information Service can answer your questions on all elements of setting up and running a charity, including advice around funding and running costs.

Information Service

Search for funding

Funding Scotland gives access to up to date, high-quality information on funding opportunities for voluntary organisations.

It is free to any organisation in Scotland and lets you search over 1,000 funding opportunities including trust funding, lottery, statutory funds and more.

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As part of our membership package, SCVO members and supporters have access to exclusive features through Funding Scotland Premium.

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Policy & influencing

We recognise that funding is one of the key priorities across the voluntary sector and our team continue to call for Fair Funding for the sector.

After years of underfunding and upheaval, the pandemic and cost-living crisis are the latest chapters in a longer story of instability and unpredictability in voluntary sector funding. 

SCVO’s call for Fair Funding – a long-term, flexible, sustainable, and accessible approach to funding – is central to a sustainable voluntary sector which can offer Fair Work, support volunteers, meet demand, and delivery quality outcomes.

Manage your grant

At SCVO we manage funding programmes of our own and for other funders, including Scottish Government.

Visit our grantmaking website to see what funds we currently have open for applications or to manage a grant that you already have from us.

On our grantmaking website you can see any applications you have made through SCVO as well as manage all your monitoring and get in touch with our funding team for any support needs.

SCVO Grantmaking