Links

The Voluntary Action Fund is not the only funder working to build capacity in the voluntary sector. You will find listed below some links to other websites which may be useful to check out when you are seeking funding or support.

 

Other Funders

Big Lottery Fund 

www.biglotteryfund.org.uk

The Robertson Trust 

www.therobertsontrust.org.uk

Lloyds TSB foundation for Scotland

www.ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk

The LankellyChase Foundation

www.lankellychase.org.uk

Esme Fairbairn Foundation

www.esmeefairbairn.org.uk

Comic Relief

www.comicrelief.com

Allen Lane Foundation

www.allenlane.org.uk

Awards For All

www.awardsforall.org.uk

Barrow Cadbury Trust & Barrow Cadbury Fund

www.bctrust.org.uk

BBC Children in Need

www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

Coalfields Regeneration Trust

www.coalfields-regen.org.uk

Fundraising Standards Board

www.frsb.org.uk

Garfield Weston Foundation

www.garfieldweston.org

Gatsby Charitable Foundation

www.gatsby.org.uk

Help The Aged

www.helptheaged.org.uk

Henry Smith Charity

www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk

Leverhulme Trust

www.leverhulme.ac.uk

Rank Foundation

www.rankfoundation.com

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation

www.phf.org.uk

Scottish Community Foundation

www.scottishcf.org

Tudor Trust

www.tudortrust.org.uk

Andrews Charitable Trust

www.andrewscharitabletrust.org.uk

Association Of Charitable Foundations

www.acf.org.uk

The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust

www.rsmacdonald.com

The Cattanach Charitable Trust

www.cattanach.org.uk

The Gannochy Trust

www.gannochytrust.org.uk

Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

www.carnegie-trust.org

Carnegie Dunfermline and Hero Fund Trusts

www.andrewcarnegie.co.uk

The Joseph Rank Trust

www.ranktrust.org

Faiths in Scotland Community Action Fund

www.fiscaf.org

The MacRobert Trust

www.themacroberttrust.org.uk

The Scottish Power Energy People Trust Fund

www.energypeopletrust.com

Wood Family Trust

www.woodfamilytrust.org.uk

Miss Agnes H. Hunter's Trust

www.agneshunter.org.uk

John Watson's Trust

www.johnwatsons.com

Inspiring Scotland

www.inspiringscotland.org.uk

 

Support Agencies

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The national body representing the voluntary sector.

www.scvo.org.uk

Scotland Funders' Forum

A gathering of funders in Scotland, including statutory bodies and independent grant making trusts, who are committed to best practice in funding the voluntary and community sector and to maximising the impact of funding for the benefit of Scotland.

www.scotlandfundersforum.org.uk

Volunteer Development Scotland

National centre for membership, resources and services for volunteering organisations.

www.vds.org.uk

Investing in Volunteers

New quality standard for all organisations that involve volunteers in their work.

www.investinginvolunteers.org.uk

National Council for Voluntary organisations 

www.ncvo-vol.org.uk

The Scottish Social Enterprise Network (Senscot)

www.senscot.net

Social Firms Scotland

www.socialfirms.org.uk

Skills Development Scotland

www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk

Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTA Scotland)

www.dtascot.org.uk

Firstport

www.firstport.org.uk

 

Scottish Government

The Scottish Government Third Sector Division

The principal contact for the voluntary and community sectors within the Scottish Government.

www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/15300

The Scottish Government Equality Unit

The principal contact for Equality and Diversity within the Scottish Government.

www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/Equality

The Scottish Government Community Safety Unit

The principal contact for Community Safety within the Scottish Government.

www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Justice/public-safety


Support Agencies


The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) 

The independent regulator and registrar for Scottish charities.

www.oscr.org.uk

Equality And Human Rights Commision

www.equalityhumanrights.com

Scottish Human Rights Commision

www.scottishhumanrights.com

Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy
www.cgap.org.uk

Voluntary Action Scotland

www.voluntaryactionscotland.org.uk

Befriending Network Scotland

www.befriending.co.uk

Scottish Mentoring Network

www.scottishmentoringnetwork.co.uk

Central Registered Body in Scotland

The national clearing house for disclosures for volunteers and voluntary sector workers.

www.crbs.org.uk

Evaluation Support Scotland

Scotland's top evaluation support team, providing easy to understand information and advice.

www.evaluationsupportscotland.org.uk

Charities Evaluation Service

Has good information and advice on quality and evaluation systems. We recommend the free downloads.

www.ces-vol.org.uk

The Social Enterprise Academy

www.theacademy-ssea.org

Third Sector Forums

www.thirdsectorforums.co.uk

Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum (SURF)

www.scotregen.co.uk

Assist Social Capital

www.social-capital.net

Scottish Community Alliance (formerly Local People Leading)

www.localpeopleleading.co.uk